Phone phishing scams often begin with a recorded message that urges the recipient to call a supplied telephone number.
Last week according to Sunflower Bank, a customer reported receiving such a voicemail. It said “your debit card has been restricted for shopping and online purchases. Please call our security department to reinstate.”
The caller was trying to prompt the customer to return the call and potentially obtain confidential account information.
Sunflower Bank is reminding their customers that they will never leave a phone message such as this or ask you for sensitive personal information or account information over the phone, by text or email.
Tips to Avoid Being Scammed:
•Never give out your sensitive personal information in response to any incoming phone call you receive.
•If you do receive a call asking for sensitive personal information, do not provide it. Instead, hang up and call the phone number located on your bank statement, in the phone book or located on their website to find out if the entity that supposedly called was legitimate in their request.