OTTAWA - Sheriff Michael Chandler is releasing the following SCAM ALERT for residents of Putnam County.On Wednesday the Putnam County Sheriff's Office received several calls from residents that received a recorded message from the Fort Jennings Bank stating that their debt card has temporarily been deactivated.
The message to request to activate the debit card, the person needs to text their account number and expiration date from their debit card to that message. DO NOT RELEASE THAT INFORMATION, THIS IS A SCAM!!
In the event you have received this message and have released that information contact your bank immediately to change your account information to keep your account safe.
In the event your account has been tampered with and money taken from your account or unauthorized purchases made with your debit card, contact the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at 419-523-3208 to report this crime.