BY KEN LITTLE
Beware of a new phone scam making the rounds in Greeneville.
Greeneville police received a call from Consumer Credit Union (CCU) Tuesday morning informing the police department of the scam.
Bank officials told police that several CCU customers had received text messages on their phones notifying them that their account had been deactivated and that they needed to call a number given in the text, said police Detective Lt. Ray Allen Jr.
"Some customers called the number and were asked to provide personal information, including Social Security numbers and bank account information," he said.
It was not known Tuesday afternoon if anyone provided the requested information.
"Consumer Credit Union wants customers to be aware that they are not texting people telling them their accounts have been deactivated," Allen said.
Police caution the public to ignore the texts "and never to give out their personal information over the phone unless they themselves initiated the call and are certain they are dealing with a representative from the company they called," Allen said.
"When in doubt, don't give it out," he said.