4 Nov 2010

Guam Bankers Association warns of scam

11:41 am on 4 November 2010

The Guam Bankers Association is informing the general public about a recent fraudulent phone call and text message scam.

The automated recorded phone message identifies itself as calling from a local bank and informs the recipient that their account is being deactivated.

The fraudulent text message contains a phone number to call that requests their 16 digit credit card number.

The Saipan Tribune reports the association is urging anyone who receives this type of call or txt to disregard it, but if people have provided personal information to contact the Bank as soon as possible.

It also says no legitimate financial institution will ever solicit its customers for personal account information over the phone, via text message or online.