Banks warn of phishing scam
Platte Valley Bank says it has received several reports from Bridgeport residents that they are receiving an automated phone call telling them their ATM or Debit Card has been deactivated. The automated system then asks them to push 1 to verify their information. It then prompts the caller to enter their full card number, PIN number, and then either a checking or savings account number. The system in no way identifies with a certain bank, just says your card has been deactivated.
The bank says this is known as a phishing scam in order to access accounts and customers are reminded that Platte Valley Bank, or any bank, will not try to collect their information via phone, text or email. We already have your personal data.
If someone replied to the call, and gave their personal information, they need to call VISA Check and Cash Card Services immediately at 800-264-5578 to cancel their card. Then they need to contact their local Bank.
We want to assure customers that their information was not compromised, and if they did not respond to the call and enter their information, their account is safe.
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