Bank Scam Using Text.

@Chevee (5915)
United States
February 10, 2009 9:36pm CST
This is the latest scam that is going around in my area. Com'on people why would you fall for something like this. First of all it is unprofessional and common sense should tell you that a bank would not operate like this. But some people did fall for it and lost money too. Cell Phone Text Message Scam CharterBank customers and non-customers have been targeted in a fraudulent phishing scam sent via a cell phone text message. The message states that your ATM card has been suspended and instructs the recipient to call a toll-free number. This is an attempt to obtain your personal information. DO NOT CALL OR RESPOND to the text message. CharterBank will never ask its customers to provide their personal information through text messages, phone messages or email messages nor does CharterBank share personal non-public information. However, if CharterBank suspects that your MasterMoney / ATM card has been compromised for any reason, you would be notified in writing by a CharterBank representative via US Postal Mail. If you have given out any personal information regarding your CharterBank account or MasterMoney / ATM card, please contact us at XXXXXXXXXX or visit your local CharterBank branch.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
11 Feb 09
you would think as much as people are warned about such things people would wise up but they don't seem to, do they?
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Warnings are all in the newspaper. This is one of our local banks and it is just almost a walk away.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
11 Feb 09
warning are every where,new on tv etc. what are they thinking?? i think that's the problem , they are not.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
11 Feb 09
People will go to any lengths to get money, except for getting a job and working for their own.. I can't stand a thief and it seems as if the thieves are out in full force taking everything they can get their hands on.. I never give out my information over the phone and I can't understand why someone would.. You can always go to your bank, most people do bank near their homes, don't they?? Our bank is less than a 15 minute drive from us, so if I needed to talk to them about private financial matters, I would go straight to the bank.. I would never give out any of my information over the phone or over the internet unless it was a secure, well-established site..
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
11 Feb 09
The banks is just a 5 or ten minutes away. These thieves were sending out text messages over the cell phone and people were falling for it.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Some people will fall for anything Makes me glad that I don't have a bank account, anything I get about one I know is baloney
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
11 Feb 09
They sure will.
11 Feb 09
Hi Chevee, That is a terrible scam, people really should know that is a scam, no bank will ask you for bank details as they already have it. Hus. Tamara
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
11 Feb 09
No bank that I know will send you a text message requesting info.