Fake Bank Text Scam Warning Issued
The scam often works because banks nowadays often text customers about suspicious activity involving their accounts. So now scammers are taking advantage of that trend by issuing phony alerts designed to get your personal or financial information.
Sometimes the scammers use a slightly different approach, claiming to be a healthcare provider and sending a bogus invoice for surgery or some other expensive medical procedure. Phony credit card spending alerts are another common scam.
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The bogus text messages often contain malware or direct people to websites designed to con people into giving out credit card or bank account information. The post on the Fort Collins Police Services Facebook page offers the following tips on recognizing scam texts: