SL police warn of phone scam

The Storm Lake Police Department is warning the community of a telephone scam that presented itself in the area where residents are being asked for personal banking information.

Police learned that citizens and businesses in the Storm Lake area are receiving automated phone calls from an unknown number.

The resident/business is told their bank card has been compromised and asked to enter their card number, pin number and expiration date of the card using the number pad on their phone.

Police have determined that these calls are scams and are not being conducted by any of the local financial institutions.

The Storm Lake Police Department warns all citizens and businesses to be vigilant for these calls and to not provide any personal or financial information to the callers.

Citizens and business owners are asked to notify local law enforcement in the event they receive one of these fraudulent calls.

For more information contact the Storm Lake Police Department at 712-732-8010 or the Buena Vista County Communications Center at 712-749-2525.