Several Chattooga County residents have filed complaints with the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department about fraudulant charges being charged to their bank credit cards.  Sacramento, Valdosta and Kentucky were all places mentioned in incident reports received by the sheriff’s department from Chattooga County victims of the Northwest Georgia Banking Scam.

The FBI is involved in the wide-spread complaints coming in from Catoosa, Walker and Chattooga counties.  The FBI said that it will take some time to identify who may be behind the crimes.  In the mean time the FBI says that residents may want to suspend use of their debit cards, in favor of credit cards which offer more protection.  Over 500 people are believed to have been affected by the bank card scam.