Franklin County Citizens Warned Of Potential Phone Scam

Franklin County residents should be aware of a potential scam, according to police.

The Franklin County Sheriffs Department sent a public Nixle alert on Monday morning warning residents to disregard text messages from Huntington Bank.

Several citizens have reported receiving a text message from a number identifying itself as Huntington Bank and requesting the recipient to call back.

“The people calling back the number, and what their getting is, either enter their debit card number or give them their social security number,” said Jackie Schulz, Franklin County Communications. “We just want to make sure the county was aware of it and not call the number.”

Contact your local bank if you feel information has been compromised, Schulz noted.