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Bemidji police announce scam

Recently, the Bemidji Police Department has received several complaints regarding suspicious text messages and emails citizens they have received which purport to be from financial institutions. The message requests the recipient to call a specific number and verify their account information. Bemidji Police Detectives have confirmed THIS IS A SCAM. Financial institutions do not request account verification or information via email or text message. If you receive one of these requests please contact your financial institution directly and not through the number or email provided.