The Floyd County Police Department has received calls about attempted fraud from citizens concerning their Well Fargo checking accounts online.

The citizen received an e-mail from Wells Fargo stating that her online access had been locked due to logging in excessively with the incorrect password.

Citizens conducting any type of internet banking or other business online should pay particular interest to their accounts.

“Our first advice is to absolutely not give any pertinent personal or bank account information to someone that you do not know over the phone or internet,” said Captain Mark Wallace with the FCPD. “Most of the time crimes such as this that occur over the internet are either being conducted by someone in another state or even another country. Prosecution of these individuals or groups on the local level is mostly impossible due to this fact.”

The best defense is always prevention. Once unintended people have your secure information, the sky is the limit as to how someone can be financially damaged because of it.

Rome News Tribune