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Police Warn Of Credit Scam Targeting South Jersey Residents

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Police are warning people in South Jersey about a credit scam. Authorities say it starts with a text message that looks odd, which tells people their bank accounts have been hacked.

“My aunt got it. My sister-in-law got it, umpteen friends, and family,” said Jill Miller.

It's the text message that's become the talk of the town, Jill Miller of Millville, got it on Saturday night.

“It says that Members 1st FCU, which I found out is the Federal Credit Union. That my VISA was temporarily locked,” she said.

But police warn New Jersey residents what may look like a legitimate message from Members 1st Credit Union is really a scam.

Vineland Police Department Captain Tom Ulrich says if you ever have a question all you have to do is call the number of your institution. He also says his wife got the bogus text message also.

“My wife at first said on our Members 1st account something happened to it. I said nothing happened delete the text," said Captain Ulrich.

Members 1st sent out an alert warning customers of the scam. They say you should not to reply to the messages. Miller, who does not even have a Members 1st account, says she followed those directions and took it upon herself to spread the word on social media. Miller says based on the responses she realized just how widespread the scam is.

The Vineland Police Department says it's been receiving calls about the scam nonstop and is investigating.

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