Sidney, NE residents hit with scam targeting Verizon customers [telecom]

By Will Wodka

SIDNEY, Neb. - (KNEP) - Sidney Police Department is warning their residents of a scam plaguing Verizon Wireless customers.

According to Sidney Police Chief Joe Aikens, they received a call on Tuesday from a resident who said a text message was sent to them claiming to be Verizon Wireless. In the message, the scammer told the victim their account had been compromised and to type in a PIN number that is given.

Chief Aikens says this is an attempt to gain the victim's Verizon account and purchase accessories and even phones.

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