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: June 30, 2016 - 7:57pm

SALEM TWP. — The owners of the nuclear power plant near Berwick laid off 10 management workers Thursday and announced that about 40 others had agreed to leave their jobs voluntarily as...

READ MORE »

Last Updated: June 30, 2016 - 5:45pm
Press Enterprise Photographer Bill Hughes captured these pictures at Thursday's bear cub rescue.
...
... READ MORE »

Last Updated: July 1, 2016 - 5:32pm
SCOTT TWP. -- Game Commission officers spent about an hour Thursday morning coaxing a pair of black bear cubs out of a tree here after the mother bear was hit by a car along Route 11.

...

READ MORE »