Bank scammers turn to texting, bank official says

Last updated: October 13, 2013 - 7:08pm


BERWICK — A scam text message sent out to area cell-phone owners Sunday appears to be aimed at stealing their bank account information, a local bank official said.

If you received a message purportedly from First Keystone Community Bank warning of debit card issues, the best thing you could do is delete and ignore it, said Matt Prosseda, the bank president. No one should call the number listed in the fake text, he said.

The message seemed like it was sent to “random people” with cell phone numbers starting 570-204 – a Bloomsburg exchange, he said.

Prosseda said he didn’t know if the scammers had intentionally struck on a bank holiday weekend, but workers were changing the message on First Keystone’s automated answering system to warn of the scam.

We'll have more on the scam in Monday's edition.

For all breaking news alerts and updates, follow us on Twitter.


Last Updated: April 22, 2015 - 5:42pm

FRANKLIN TWP. — A woman and two small children were helped from their mangled car by two Good Samaritans passing by the wreck here Wednesday.

The Nissan Murano went off the road...

READ MORE »

Last Updated: April 20, 2015 - 4:24pm

SUNBURY — The owner of a trucking company will spend the next six to 23 months in prison for a horrific crash near Elysburg that broke one man’s back and sent five people to the hospital...

READ MORE »

Last Updated: April 17, 2015 - 4:41pm

BLOOMSBURG — A tuition freeze across state universities next year will delay a new per-credit tuition pricing program for at least a year here.

The switch — projected to mean...

READ MORE »