BBB Warns About "Smishing"

The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina says people are getting text messages that appear to be from banks, including Bank of America, the State Employees Credit Union and Wachovia, that try to get access into your account. These text message version of phishing emails is known as "smishing." The text will tell you your card has been frozen or deactivated, and tells you to call a number to reactivate it.

Remember: no legitimate bank is going to text you about your account. Don't respond to such "smishing" attempts.


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  • by Neal Shlonson Location: Kinston on Feb 2, 2010 at 06:56 AM
    Yet another reason that real men don't "text." Now, the problem is that men have to explain this to women, who will still fall for it anyways.
  • by Billy Location: Newport on Feb 1, 2010 at 03:50 PM
    I get a text from Wachovia almost daily saying my account is frozen and I must call and verify my information to restore it...Too bad I dont have a Wachovia account...
  • by Stephanie Location: Chocowinity on Feb 1, 2010 at 08:01 AM
    I got an email last week stating that my savings account had been frozen due to multiple logon with incorrect passwords. There was an 800 number to call to verify information. I deleted the email. There was only 10 dollars in the account in question, so I didnt pursue the matter
  • by Anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 at 06:15 AM
    anyone who is dumb enough to reply should have their phone taken away from them.
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