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Scammers make calls to local bank customers
Thursday, May 09, 2013 11:00 AM
Banking customers should be aware of a phishing scam contacting people by phone in the area.
Several Farmers Bank of Milton customers received calls that their debit card has been deactivated, the bank's executive vice president David Hertz said. The computer-generated call asks customers to reactivate their card by pressing "1," and entering personal banking information.
Hertz warns not to give any personal information, such as card numbers, account numbers, pin number or social security numbers, over the phone.
If customers receive this phishing scam call, notify Hertz at (502) 268-5256.
Readers should be made aware that this scam is also being generated by email and automated text messaging. The emails look real and have the banking logo. DO NOT RESPOND to these emails. Instead copy the email including the FULL header (see your email carrier page for how to display full headers). Determine the email's domain origin from the header. Then send the email and header to: abuse @ (emaildomain). Example abuse @ att.net or abuse @ yahoo .com.
Text messages using this scam are virtually untraceable by the phone company. Just delete them. DO NOT REPLY.
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