Press release from the Public Service Commission:
Presley Warns Consumers of Debit Card Scam Calls
Jackson, Mississippi (May 29, 2012) Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley warned Mississippi consumers today of a weekend series of scam calls claiming to be BancorpSouth asking customers to either validate or re-instate their debit cards.
Presley said his office contacted officials with BancorpSouth and verified that the calls were indeed a scam.
Similar calls went out a few weeks ago referencing Renasant Bank customers.
"These calls came from a variety of numbers including 'private' numbers and asked consumers to give information including their debit card expiration dates and other confidential information in order to ‘re-instate” or “validate" your debit card,” Presley said. "Consumers who gave out any of their information should immediately contact their bank."
Presley said that his office plans to share all complaints and information with the Federal Trade Commission and Attorney General Jim Hood’s office.