DeSoto County debit card scam has shoppers worried - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Paranjape

DeSoto County debit card scam has shoppers worried

There have been up to 30 complaints in Hernando and other parts of DeSoto County with a problem that is mainly with debit cards.

Shoppers reported to police that money was disappearing from their bank accounts.

Commander Mark Blackson of the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department said he believes it's someone local who's scamming these people.

Police believe that when someone uses their debit card, the number off the card is being stolen and then used in other places like Florida and Texas.

At times, the money is taken out of the card owner's account.

The news has many shoppers nervous during a very busy shopping time.

Commander Blackson tells me they have not made any arrests in this case and do not have much to go on.

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