Is That A Text Message from My Bank? (online only)
By LA Attorney General's Office
You get a text message
claiming to be from your bank warning you about a problem with your
account.The text message directs you to
call a phone number or visit a website right away to take care of the problem.Before you call that number or visit that
website, stop!That text message you
received may be a new version of a phishing scam designed to steal your
personal information, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
If you receive a text message about
problems with your bank or credit card accounts, immediately contact your bank
or credit card company.They will be
able to let you know if they are trying to reach you and if there is a problem
with your account.You should also contact
your wireless provider to let them know you received a text message about
problems with your bank or credit card account.Remember, never give out personal information on the phone, in a text,
or online unless you know who youíre dealing with.
If you believe you
may have received a phishing text, please notify the Louisiana Attorney
Generalís Office at www.agbuddycaldwell.com or 800-351-4889.You should also file a complaint with the
Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov or by calling 877-FTC-HELP.