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GESA Text Messaging Scam Continues To Be A Problem Monday Night In The Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Scammers continue to try and get personal information from people in Tri-Cities by using text messages.

The KNDU newsroom cell phones have received text messages claiming to be from GESA Credit Union in recent weeks.  The latest one was received Monday night.

KNDU has also received complaints from people in the community getting these phony messages.

The text messages continue to be a problem.

They state that the person's GESA account has been deactivated and now they must call a number to reactivate it.

GESA and Police have claimed this is a scam and said thieves are just trying to get your information.  

Better Business Bureau Leader Norma Miller said, "They're making money at this. If they weren't making money at it they wouldn't be doing it, so again, it's consumer beware.  You need to protect personal information."

Miller said GESA would never request personal information through a text message or email.

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