New Identity Theft Scam
"This is your hard earned money that comes into your account. be very hesitant to give out any info."
Marketing Director with Laredo Federal Credit Union, Rafael Martinez, talks to us about a recent scam going around where people receive fake texts and phone calls appearing to be from a bank asking for personal information.
"It's sad but there are a lot of evil people out there that are trying to cheat the system."
It's not LFCU that's a part of this scam however, Bank Of America is one of the banks people behind the scam are claiming to be with. Martinez says they don't call their members after business hours, and they especially don't text them.
"We will never ask them for their account number or any social security number over the phone. Everything is done in person."
Another tip Martinez says, is never give out your pin number.
Also be careful when shopping online.
"As you know, other companies buy that info. Try not to give any financial info unless you know it's a legitimate sight."
So if you get a text from someone claiming to be from your bank, it's best to delete it.
"Nine times out of ten, it's not going to be legit."