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Text Message Phishing Scheme Hitting Bank Customers December 18, 2009

Posted by southbendpolice in Crime Prevention, In The News, News Releases.
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The SBPD has been alerted to a fraud that is currently in progress in the area. Individuals are being sent text messages that state:

“This is an automated message from Teachers CU.
Your ATM card has been suspended. To reactivate call urgent at 1-866-###-####”

The telephone number provided is not connected with TCU and the text is not legitimate. The usual warning applies, if you receive a text or email alert that claims to want personal or financial information, it is probably an attempt to steal your money or identity. If you feel that you need to verify the information, find a legitimate source for the financial institution’s contact information and utilize it. Do not under any circumstances use the contact information provided by the suspect email or text.