Texting Scam--Targets American Bank of Texas - KTEN.com - Texoma news, weather and sports

Texting Scam--Targets American Bank of Texas

Posted: Updated:

GRAYSON CO., TEXAS--A warning on a new scam trying to get your bank information.  This one started a couple of weeks ago; it's a text message asking for your personal account numbers.

The trick, it says "your Bank of Texas account has been deactivated, please call [number] to reactivate card".  The text is targeting everyone, American Bank of Texas customer or not.  Each text sends a different number, once the number is dialed, the number is discontinued.  And do not expect to talk to a person, the message is all automated, asking you to dial in your number.  When you do, your "card" is reactivated.

The American Bank of Texas is only one bank that has been targeted by a scam like this over the past years.  As a word of advice, they say as a bank, they will never ask you for your personal information because they already have it. 

If you fall prey to a scam, bank officials say contact them immediately.  They will cancel your debit cards and monitor your account for any false charges.  If you do have a question, officials say go to your bank in person.

Christina Lusby, Reports.

 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Playground project brings Anna residents together

    Playground project brings Anna residents together

    Volunteers are building a new playground at Sherley Heritage Park in Anna. (KTEN)Volunteers are building a new playground at Sherley Heritage Park in Anna. (KTEN)
    Volunteers are building a new playground at Sherley Heritage Park in Anna. (KTEN)Volunteers are building a new playground at Sherley Heritage Park in Anna. (KTEN)

    The playground at Sherley Heritage Park in downtown Anna is being built by volunteers from all over the city this week -- from neighbors to firefighters.

    More >>

    The playground at Sherley Heritage Park in downtown Anna is being built by volunteers from all over the city this week -- from neighbors to firefighters.

    More >>
  • Ada police endorse free alert app

    Ada police endorse free alert app

    The Noonlight app lets users contact the nearest law enforcement agency without making a phone call. (KTEN)The Noonlight app lets users contact the nearest law enforcement agency without making a phone call. (KTEN)
    The Noonlight app lets users contact the nearest law enforcement agency without making a phone call. (KTEN)The Noonlight app lets users contact the nearest law enforcement agency without making a phone call. (KTEN)

    Police Capt. Jason Potter said Noonlight is especially useful in sexual or domestic abuse scenarios.

    More >>

    Police Capt. Jason Potter said Noonlight is especially useful in sexual or domestic abuse scenarios.

    More >>
  • Can a bigger budget shrink lines at Texas DMV?

    Can a bigger budget shrink lines at Texas DMV?

    The waiting area at a Texas DMV office. (KTEN)The waiting area at a Texas DMV office. (KTEN)
    The waiting area at a Texas DMV office. (KTEN)The waiting area at a Texas DMV office. (KTEN)

    Texas lawmakers are giving the Department of Public Safety a $212 million boost to hire more employees.

    More >>

    Texas lawmakers are giving the Department of Public Safety a $212 million boost to hire more employees.

    More >>