Bogus "ATM DEACTIVATED" text messages
Date: January 19, 2009 07:10PM
Now to go along with the daily warranty phone calls, I've been getting bogus text messages from "my credit union". Each one has a different bank/credit union name, but the message is basically the same. Here is the text of the most recent one I've received (today):
This is an automated message from State Department Federal Credit Union.Your ATM card has been Suspended.To reactivate call urgent at 866-542-2647.
All the spacing and weird wording are theirs. I've received about 3 of these, all claiming to be from local credit unions (Fairfax County, Arlington County and now State Department)
Needless to say, my ATM card has been working fine....