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Platte Valley Bank warns of the dangers of possible text message scams

Recently, reports of a string of fraudulent text messages targeting the local community that appear to be from Platte Valley Banks have been made

In one of these scams, a text message alerts was sent about a “problem” with a transaction with an online link. The link looks identical to an online banking page, but once information is entered, the scammers have access to your bank account. They are using different tactics including unrecognized charges, attemp-ted charges, and new device warnings just to name a few.

To protect yourself and your personal financial information, Platte Valley Bank has provided some simple yet invaluable tips to follow:

• Never give out your information. Your bank will not email, text, or call you asking for confidential information. When in doubt, call your local bank.

• Be suspicious. If a message contains information and/or a link that seems unfamiliar, do not click on it.

• Never click on any links that appear in the message. Links in phishing messages direct you to fraudulent websites.

• Do not reply to sender. Ignore requests and do not call any phone numbers in the message.

• Never share your account number, password, debit card number, personal identification number (PIN), or two authentication factor code. Scammers use this information to get into your bank account.

If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam and may have provided personal or important financial information, contact your local bank immediately.


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