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Scammers Use Text Messages for Phishing

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - News 18 has told you before about email scams, but now scammers are moving towards text messages.

A number of cell phone users are receiving text messages saying their U.S. Bank account has been closed because of "unusual activity." U.S. Bank has confirmed this is a "phishing" scam trying to steal personal information.

To protect you from identity theft, banks and lenders say they will never ask for your personal information over the phone, through a text or via email.

 

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