As an avid fisherman, I tend to relate a lot of things to my passion, so pardon my analogy if you will, but "You've got to fish where the fish are".

Apparently, here in Northwest Louisiana, crooks have determined that our waters are full of fish because they just continue to come up with ways to beat hard working people out of money.

This time around we learn that Bossier Sheriff's Department detectives are working with officials from Barksdale Federal Credit Union concerning a widespread fraudulent text message. It's pictured below.

From BPSO

According to officials from Barksdale Federal Credit Union, the message is rapidly being circulated to members of BFCU and even to those who are not members.

Barksdale Federal Credit Union has released an official statement on the situation that states:

“You may receive inquiries from members stating they received a text stating their debit card was blocked. This is fraudulent! Below is a copy of the text. This phone number requests that you enter all of your debit card information. Please make certain the member did not do this. If they did their card could be compromised”

Please call the Bossier Sheriff's Office at (318) 965-2203 if you feel you are a victim of this scam.

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