Scammers are dialing up area residents in hopes of stealing their debit card numbers.
Customers from multiple local banks received automated phone calls Friday saying their debit cards had been locked or frozen. They were then asked to verify their card numbers.
Caller ID shows an incoming number of 253-63827, you'll notice the extra number.
Bank officials say you should never give anyone your card number. Banks already have that information.
If you've given your number out, call your bank immediately to get a new card issued.