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.

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