3Rivers Federal Credit Union is warning members that scammers have been calling people in the area, claiming their debit cards have been deactivated. The automated recording then prompts the recipient to enter personal account information.
Caller ID shows the calls are coming from 595-5.
As of late Wednesday morning, 3Rivers had received dozens of complaints from people who have received the fraudulent calls, spokeswoman Melissa Shaw said.
Officials with the Fort Wayne-based credit union said they will never call or email members asking for account information. 3Rivers already has that information for each account.
Anyone who has given account information over the phone should immediately contact credit union officials at 800-825-3641, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit a branch location.
Fort Wayne airport adds e-pass option
Fort Wayne International Airport is now equipped to accept mobile boarding passes for all Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Allegiant flights.
The Transportation Security Administration checkpoint may scan an e-boarding pass from a cellphone or tablet via text message, email or an airlines mobile app, allowing passengers to navigate through the airport and onto their flights with only an electronic device in hand.
Implementation is still underway for United Airlines boarding passes.
When passengers enter the security checkpoint, they should display the e-pass on a mobile device, ready to be scanned, just like a paper pass. Passengers will need to present a government-issued photo ID along with their boarding pass.
An ID is not required for those younger than 18.
Marshalls opening at Jefferson Pointe
Marshalls opens its newest store today at Jefferson Pointe.
The retailer moves into a 25,000-square-foot storefront once occupied by Old Navy, which relocated within the southwest Fort Wayne shopping center.
Marshalls parent company, TJX Cos. of Framingham, Mass., closed a Marshalls at Southgate Plaza at the beginning of the year.
The store offers discounted brand-name apparel, accessories and home merchandise. Shoppers will be greeted with giveaways, gift card prizes and other promotions.
State warns of electric utility phone scam
The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is warning consumers of an ongoing telephone scam targeting electric customers.
The rip-off involves someone claiming to work for an electric utility, with a fake number showing on the consumers caller ID.
The caller will say the customer has a delinquent bill, threaten to disconnect service and demand immediate payment, often with a prepaid debit card.
Furniture Express closing shop
Furniture Express at Time Corners is closing.
In a statement this week, President Dennis G. Oberlin said he is ending his business after a dozen years in order to pursue other interests.
A closing sale starts Saturday at the store, 5900 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Oberlin said customers will see nearly 1,000 pieces of merchandise marked down.