Storm Lake Police Warn of Telephone Bank Scam

The Storm Lake Police Department is issuing a warning to area residents regarding a telephone scam that is saturating the area. Police say several residents in and around Storm Lake have been receiving automated text messages from "". The message says that the residents' ATM card has been blocked and asks them to click on a link to reactivate the card. In most instances, these links "phish" for personal identification and financial information. These messages are a scam and are not being conducted by any financial institution. Residents are encouraged to contact local law enforcement if they receive these fraudulent text messages or related phone calls.