A Sample of the Phishing Text (SMS) Message
MSG: Your card has been temporarily locked. In order to unlock please call security staff at 1-888-283-2253
If the recipients call the number, they will get an automated message asking them to input all of their personal information, including their social security numbers, bank account numbers and other information the cyber criminals need in order to gain access to their potential victims’ accounts, steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently.
Recipients of the phishing text or SMS message, who have called 1-888-283-2253 and submitted to their information, are asked to contact their bank for help and report it to the police.