City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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Bettendorf Police Post Scam Alert

October 5, 2011

Detective Jeff Buckles, (563) 344-4039 or



BETTENDORF: Individuals in the area have received phone calls requesting their bank account information from local banks.  The calls were automated recordings that stated that the victim's account was locked, then prompted the listener to press 1 and then begin entering account information/PIN number.  The calls were coming from area codes 559, 318, and 678.  Some of the cellular phones read "unknown number," so it is possible that other area codes are being used.  American Bank and Trust and Wells Fargo customers received the calls but other banks may be targeted.


Do not give personal information on the phone.  Contact your bank to verify if the phone calls are legitimate.