Daily Dupaco

Monday, April 28, 2014

Texting scam instructs users to click on provided link

Another text scam has surfaced in Eastern Iowa.

Members in the Cedar Rapids area have reported receiving suspicious text messages regarding debit cards. These text messages appear to be from financial institutions, but in fact are fraudulent attempts to capture sensitive personal and financial information.

In one such report, a member reported receiving a text regarding his Wells Fargo debit card, when, in fact, he has no such account with Wells Fargo.

Some of the texts noted a "blocked debit card" and requested the recipient click on a link within the text.

As always, you should be highly suspicious when receiving an unsolicited text or e-mail message, or a phone call, especially those requesting your action.

Do not provide personal or financial information, or click on any of the text or e-mail message links.  Doing so may infect your computer or mobile device with malicious software, which can put you at risk for fraud or identity theft.

If you have mistakenly clicked on a link or even provided personal or financial information, contact Dupaco. We'll help you assess the situation and the appropriate followup necessary to help protect you from potential fraud.

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