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Killeen Police Warn About Increase of Scams On Social Media

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 (KCEN) -- The Killeen Police are warning people of the increase of con artists on social media. 

Officials say that several account holders, who bank with USAA and other well known banks, are contacting solicitors that are advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram about ways to make money.

These account holders are scamming solicitors. 

Police say they are mailing or giving their debit cards to the solicitors, in addition to providing their log in information and other online banking credentials. Officials say that when this happens the solicitors deposit a worthless check into the account holder's bank account. The solicitor then withdraws the funds or they may have the account holder withdraw funds and send the money via Western Union. The account holder then ends up with a negative balance, because their money has been withdrawn and the worthless check does not clear. 

To help prevent yourself from being a victim, you should: 

  1. Never give out your personal information to include your banking information.
  2. Do not send your debit card to anyone or give out your card numbers.
  3. Contact the police immediately if you think someone is trying to scam you.

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