Beware of Unsolicited Text Messages
Posted on June 4, 2021
Have you ever received an unusual text message from a number you didn’t recognize? Was it offering you a great deal on something or warning you to take an action to prevent a negative consequence? These phishing texts are trying to bait you into clicking malicious links which can install malware on your device that can access your personal information and track your activity.
Beware of common phishing themes that are often used to entice the receiver to respond. They may say:
Don’t reply to the message.
Even replying that you’d like to opt out of receiving the message isn’t a good idea. It lets the scammer know that they have a good number.
Don’t click on the link.
It could be malware or it could be a fraudulent website looking to steal your information.
Delete and block.
- Delete the text to prevent accidentally clicking the link later.
- Check your phone’s settings to see if it has a built in feature to help block unwanted calls or texts.
If your accounts have been compromised in a scam, contact us right away by calling 800-322-8233.
After normal business hours, log in to your online banking and send a secure message by going to Options>Messages>New.
If you don’t have online banking, click here to send us a message.
As always, if you have any questions, please call us at 800-322-8233 during normal business hours. We’d be happy to help you.