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Forum staff reports, Published October 26 2012

Attorney General warns of new cellphone scam

FARGO – A new cellphone scam has hit the area in which scammers say they are from AT&T and ask for personal information, according to a news release from the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office.

Cellphone users are told that a new cell tower has been installed in the area and that may disrupt calls, according to the release from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

The scammers then ask the person for their billing address and account password, which is used to gain access to the account and incur charges for international calls or data plans.

Officials say in the release that legitimate callers should already have access to your billing information and to never give out sensitive account information over the phone.