The Brainerd Police Department is advising residents to be aware of a phishing scam circulating.
Police report that a phone call, generated from unknown number, is automated and warns you that your credit card or debit card has been blocked. The voice then prompts you to enter the card number to unblock it. Do not enter your card number and remember your bank will not ask you for that information in an automated response. If you are ever in doubt whether or not sure it is your bank, err on the side of caution and call your bank directly.
A Brainerd area bank has reported approximately four phone calls related to this scam. All the calls have been made to individuals cellphones.
For more information call the police department at 829-2805.