October 13, 2009


       Watch out for a scam that is apparently

hitting cell phones across Chelan County. Sgt. Cheri Smith with the Wenatchee Police Department says people are

receiving a seemingly helpful call from the bank that is anything but.

An automated message asks

the listener to call back and divulge bank


       Sgt Smith stressed the importance of

keeping personal financial information private. And even if you think an automated helper at the bank might have a

reason to call, it’s a good idea to verify with a living person



       Sgt. Smith says the best way

to respond to this particular scam is to simply hit



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