Batesville Police Department

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 2, 2010

BPD: woman gave Social over phone

By Billy Davis
A Batesville resident was hoodwinked into divulging her Social Security number over the phone, according to a police report filed Monday.

The caller claimed to be calling from the Social Security Administration and promised to send the scam victim a new card, according to the report from Patrolman Will Parrish.

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For any follow-up questions, the scammer left the woman a phone number. The phone number was real: when she called, she was talking to the American Heart Association.

The victim told police her bank account showed $395 had been taken after the phone call from a firm called JBF Financial.