Crimetracker: Crossville police investigate thousands in fraudulent debit card charges

By: Hilary Magacs Email
By: Hilary Magacs Email

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Crossville Police Department said hundreds of people are affected, with purchases they never made showing up on their bank accounts.

Officers said banks all across Crossville are affected, and said the charges range from $20 to as much as $300. They said the charges are coming from places like Michigan, South Carolina, New Mexico and Mexico and said so far, only those with MasterCard debit cards are affected. Officers said it's important to pay close attention to your account:

"Check your accounts. Make sure there's nothing out of the ordinary - charges you haven't made, anything out of state. Just contact your banks, they'll be happy to tell them. And if there is a problem, you can come see us here in Crossville," said Detective Donnie Hammons. '

Officers are working with the FBI and the Secret Service. The Secret Service said several cities across the country are experiencing the same problem.

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