State bureau warns of bank texting scam

Maine bureau warns of bank texting scam

(Portland Press Herald/J. Craig Anderson) — Bank and credit union customers in Maine have been receiving fraudulent text messages from scammers trying to obtain their account information, according to state regulators.

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The messages appear to come from a customer’s bank or credit union and indicate that there is a problem with an account or debit card, according to Maine’s Bureau of Financial Institutions at the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. It said the scammers urgently request account and other personal information in order to fix the nonexistent problem.

The bureau warned consumers to be aware of the scam and not to divulge bank or credit union account numbers or other personal information by text, phone or email.

Copyright 2016 Portland Press Herald


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