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 "www.well-fargo.com". 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.