Text Message Phishing Scam Noted in the Area
We have become aware of a text messaging scam in which members of local financial institutions are receiving text messages advising their ATM/debit card was deactivated and they needed to call a number to reactivate the card. When the number was called they wanted the PIN for the card to “reactivate” the card. This is a Scam. So far, we have not seen this activity with Premier Bank clients.
Preventative measures remain the same with this, and all other types of scams: always take time to verify the source and never provide money, account information and/or personal information to anyone unless you are absolutely positive the request is legitimate. Premier Bank will never ask for personal information via text message. Contact your financial institution and/or local law enforcement if you believe you are being scammed or would like assistance in verifying the authenticity of the inquiry.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us at 563-588-1000.