Scams And Ripoffs - Bank Account Scams

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Better Business Bureau is reporting a large number of scams targeting bank customers.

Scammers are trying to contact potential victims through text messages, email or even over the phone. The suspects claim to work with your financial institution, asking for a debit card number to fix a problem with your account.

Mary Linnebur was skeptical when she recently received a suspicious email.

“They are trying to find their own way to make money off of other people and it’s not right,” Linnebur said.

Robbie Namee, Better Business Bureau spokeswoman, said banks are not going to ask customers for card information.

“They open you up for ID theft and empty out your bank account,” Namee said.

If you get a text, email or phone call from someone claiming to be from your bank, don't give out any personal information. Call your bank directly and ask if there really is a problem with your account.

If you think you're being scammed or ripped off, report it to the Better Business Bureau at 1-800-856-2417.

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