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Bemidji Police confirm financial scam

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news Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The Bemidji Police Department has confirmed that a financial scam has been circulating through the community.

Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin issued a release Thursday that the department has received several complaints from citizens regarding suspicious text messages and emails from entities claiming to be financial institutions. The messages ask that people call a telephone number and verify account information.

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“Financial institutions do not request account verification or information via email or text message,” Mastin said in the release.

People who are contacted and asked to call a specific number and verify their account information are advised to contact their financial institution directly and not through the number or email provided.

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