This office has recently received information from concerned citizens that a new telephone scam is occurring at this time.

The purported attempted scam works like this;

Phone call was received on cell phone. An automated recording identifies itself as coming from Franklin Bank. It states that your credit card has been cancelled and that they need some information to reactivate it. If you follow the prompts, it starts by asking for your credit card number. Our complainant did not fall for this scam and neither should you.

If you receive such a call, please DO NOT give out any information to the caller and just hang up. Then please contact the Police Department with any information that you may have obtained, such as telephone # from caller ID etc.

By working together, we may be able to prevent someone from being swindled.