Kennewick police are warning residents about a new twist on a phone phishing scam by criminals trying to obtain personal bank or credit card information.
Kathleen Conachan reported to police on Friday she had received several suspicious calls from people claiming to be with "Publisher's Services," said Officer Isaac Merkl.
The caller told her that she had won a $1,000 prize, but Conachan refused to provide any financial information to the caller, Merkl said.
The caller agreed, but said her supervisor likely would call back and requested Conachan provide a good customer service review of her work.
Several minutes later Conachan received a call from the purported supervisor and was told she would be getting some free magazines for her trouble, Merkl said.
The caller then asked Conachan to confirm her credit card number, implying Conachan already had provided it. The caller also said they couldn't remember if it was for a Visa or Mastercard, he said.
Conachan had several calls from different phone numbers with people trying to confirm her credit card information.
Merkl said Conachan did a great job by not providing any information, and reminded people to never provide personal financial information over the phone.