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Phone scammers prey on Yakima valley residents

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima police wants to warn everyone about phone and email messages asking residents to for personal banking information.

In a release sent out by the Yakima Police Department Friday, they warn residents about calls where an automated voice will say there is "unauthorized access" to your account and to "push one" or call another number.

Police state these phone calls and emails are fraudulent.

If you receive these calls simply hang up - and never give out personal information.

The Yakima Valley Credit Union and Catholic Credit Union issued a response to similar scams made. A representative told KNDO, they will never call or send you messages, or ask for your personal information.

If you've received these calls or have concerns, police state to contact your financial institution for further help.