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Phone scam targets N.H. bank customers

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Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:05 am

Attorney General Joseph Foster and New Hampshire Bankers Association president Christiana Thornton issued an alert to all New Hampshire residents, warning of a phone scam.

Customers from a number of New Hampshire banks are reporting receiving phone calls and text messages stating their debit or credit card has been compromised and asking the customer to provide sensitive personal information. These messages are fraudulent and are not being sent by the banks.

Legitimate organizations never contact their customers in this manner to obtain or verify personal information, such as account numbers, PINs, password, date of birth or Social Security number. Customers should always call their bank’s customer service center before providing any personal information over the phone or in response to a text message or email.

Anyone who receives a suspicious call should terminate the call as soon as possible. The Attorney General’s Office has a consumer hotline, 1-888-468-4454.

Farmer’s Market week kicks off Saturday

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Farmers Market will celebrate national farmer’s market week on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Freshwater Farm.

It will be an opportunity for families to participate in a fresh fish share directly from family-owned Gloucester fishing boats. If interested, send your phone number and email address to

The market also has fresh fruits and vegetables available each week. The market is open each Saturday through Oct. 12. Freshwater Farms is located at 1 Kipkam Road.

Kingston Days are here again

KINGSTON — The town celebrates Kingston Days on the Plains this weekend, beginning with a steak and lobster dinner tomorrow night and wrapping up Sunday.

The dinner is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the fire station. Other activities that night include entertainment and a poker tournament. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at Bakie School.

There be plenty of food, entertainment and other events Saturday and Sunday as well. They include a motorcycle show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and a car show Sunday. Registration for the car show is from 8 a.m. to noon.

Salem resident at Camp Fully Involved

SALEM — Stephanie Lovett of Salem attended Camp Fully Involved at the New Hampshire Fire Academy in Concord this week.

The camp, for ages 14 to 20, helps young women improve their self-confidence and leadership skills while learning about firefighting and emergency medical service.

Lovett is among more than two dozen cadets from across the country and Canada to participate.

They learn everything from extricating people from a burning vehicle to rappelling a four-story building. They graduate tomorrow.


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