Police in the town of Pulaski say scam artists, out of the country, aren't giving up easily as they target both young and old by phone.
Over the past couple of weeks, police say at least 30 people have been contacted by scammers, who are calling home phones AND texting cell phones.
Local banks say they would never ask for personal information over the phone or by text message.
Police say the text reads that the person's bank card has been deactivated. If they want to have it re-activated, they have to call another number, where the victim's told to punch their credit card number.
Pulaski Police Officer Megan Jennings says it's a lie, it's a scam, don't do it. 'A lot of times it is frustrating for police to investigate these kinds of scams because the phone numbers they come back to out of the country", Jennings said.
Officer Jennings told this reporter that detectives have traced at least two of the calls to The Virgin Islands and China.
If there's any good news here, Officer Jennings say that so far, folks have been smart, and no one's fallen for the scam.