KILLEEN, TX — Killeen Police would like to inform citizens of con artists that have increased their efforts to obtain money from law abiding citizens
Several account holders, who bank with USAA and other well known banks, are contacting solicitors that are advertising on Face book, Twitter and Instagram about ways to make money. The account holders contacting these solicitors are being scammed. They are mailing or giving their debit cards to the solicitors, in addition to providing their log in information and other online banking credentials. The solicitors then deposit a worthless check, usually via deposit@mobile, into the account holders’ bank account. The solicitor then withdraws the funds or they may have the account holder withdraw the funds and send the money to the solicitor via Western Union. The account holder ends up with a negative balance because their money has been withdrawn and the worthless check does not clear.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.
Remember if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!