APD Scam Alert

Scammers are at it again - using telephone messages in an attempt to get your banking account information.

The Amarillo Police Department says the prerecorded telephone message or text message claims to be from local financial institutions.

The message will tell you your account has been closed or blocked and asks you to call another number to work out the issue.

But when you call, a thief is on the other end asking for your information.

Bank and credit unions will never ask for identifying information using these message, and its best to ignore them.