AUSTIN, Texas - Sept. 14, 2012 — The names of prominent banks, such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo, are fraudulently being used in an attempt to steal consumers personal information. Better Business Bureau reminds consumers to never provide personal information to anyone you do not know.
Consumers are receiving both text messages and phone calls that appear to be from a bank. These texts and phone calls lead consumers to believe there is an issue with their bank account or bank card and immediate action is required.
When called by these scammers, consumers are asked to provide their personal information, such as their Social Security number and bank account information, to “confirm” they are the authorized account holder.
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