State Police warn of “bank” text message scam

(WIVB) – New York State Police are warning about a possible scam involving texts that appear to be from victims’ personal banks.

The message alert will appear to be sent from the bank, and will have a way to “contently” contact them back, NYSP said in a press release Wednesday.

Police warn people to not give out personal banking account information by email or over the phone, and to not give credit/debit card info by email or over the phone.

“If you have questions or concerns about your banking accounts, contact your bank directly or in person,” NYSP said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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