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New phone scam targets Sidney residents


Local Sidney banks have reported a new scam hitting Sidney residents through text messages. There have also been some reports of cell phone numbers and landlines receiving rude voicemails from the same number.

First reports of the scam seemed to be mainly targeting Verizon customers. However, newer reports have come from almost every phone carrier in Sidney.

The text message reported as a scam reads “(UrgentNotice) FirstB/ank/ofOmaha=Giveus.a ring@>7325922066’).” After the call is returned to the number provided, the customer is asked for their social security number, bank account n...

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