State Police warn of text message banking scam

A sample message of an attempted bank scam in New York. (Photo: NYSP)

Batavia, N.Y. (WHAM) - New York State Police are warning people about a potential bank scam over text message.

The text message displays as a key code-type message from your personal bank. The message will often give a way for a user to “contently” contact them back.

Police warn people not to give out their personal banking information via text message, email or over the phone.

People are also warned not to give out their personal credit or debit card information over the phone, by email or text message.

Questions or concerns about bank accounts and potential scams should always be directed to your bank directly or in person.

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