The First Source Federal Credit Union has issued a warning of scammers recently posing as the bank to get your personal information.
Bank officials said the recent scam involves “spoofing” the telephone number of your bank to send either a text message or make a telephone call to trick you into thinking your bank has contacted you. The trick calls then seek your personal banking information.
“Unfortunately, these types of scams do happen often, all over the country,” said Kristy Nole, director of strategy, marketing and communications.
“We have seen an uptick in our area, though, in recent years, specifically over the last few weeks. We want to get the word out to the community at large, in addition to our members.”
Bank officials warned that most financial institutions will not initiate a call to you asking for personal information, your full credit card number or login information. They warned never to give this information out over the phone.
Instead, officials suggested calling your bank or financial institution on your own to verify if you are speaking with a proper representative.