New Scam Targeting Bank Customers - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/20/08

New Scam Targeting Bank Customers

There's a new bank scam that can target anyone, anywhere and several Texas community banks have already been hit.

The scam works by calling, e-mailing, and texting people with messages saying their bank account has been compromised. When the customer calls the toll-free number provided in the messages, they are asked to enter their debit card number, expiration date, and personal identification (PIN) number.

"So we want to urge our valued customers that, please do not respond to these text messages if that happens here in Lubbock. The bank will never, ever call you for your personal information, we know all of that, we have it all on file," said Stephen Quisenberry with First Bank & Trust.

The scam is believed to be operating from ATM's in Europe.

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