Beware of Fraudulent Text Messages Impersonating Financial Institutions

Residents are urged to remain vigilant as reports of fraudulent text messages impersonating financial institutions have surfaced. These deceptive messages often appear legitimate, claiming urgent account issues or enticing recipients with false promises.

These texts typically request personal information such as account numbers, passwords, or PINs, under the guise of resolving issues or offering rewards. However, it's crucial to remember that your bank will never request sensitive information through unsolicited texts.

To avoid falling victim to these scams, ALWAYS:

  • Verify the sender's authenticity before responding to any unsolicited messages claiming to be from your bank.
  • Refrain from clicking on any links or providing personal information in response to suspicious texts.
  • Report any fraudulent messages to your bank immediately.

Stay informed and spread awareness to protect yourself and others from falling prey to these fraudulent schemes. Remember, safeguarding your personal information is essential in maintaining financial security.

For further assistance or to report suspicious activity, contact your bank directly.