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Community: LACoDA Warns of “Robo-Call” Banking Scam

Banking Information Request Scam

(LA County District Attorney News Release)

District Attorney Steve Cooley warned consumers of a new “robo-call scam” aimed at getting confidential banking information from unsuspecting victims.

The “robo-calls” play recorded messages claiming to be from major banks. The messages state there is a problem with the banking network and ask for verification of banking account information, including credit and debit card numbers, along with personal identification numbers (PINs).

“Consumers need to be extremely wary of telephone calls requesting sensitive information about banking or credit cards,” Cooley said. “Legitimate banks and financial institutions do not call their customers to request personal identifying information or discuss banking network problems.”

The District Attorney urged consumers to contact law enforcement if they believe they are victims of the fraud.

The latest Consumer alert is available on the Los Angeles District Attorney’s website at



December 27, 2011
LA County District Attorney News Release

Contacts: Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer
Jane Robison, News Secretary
Shiara Dávila, Assistant PIO
(213) 974-3525

Steve Cooley, District Attorney
County of Los Angeles


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