Debit-card phishing attack hits area cell phones

Brattleboro Savings and Loan is warning the public of a widespread “phishing” attack targeting Brattleboro-area cell phones, according to a news release.

According to the bank, the texts pretend to be from Brattleboro Savings & Loan and state that the receiver's debit card has been blocked. The bank says this is a fraudulent text, and recipients should not respond and should delete the text.

“The Bank will NEVER ask you for account information by text or email,” bank representatives said in the release. They added that the bank hasn't been hacked, and debit card and account information is secure, “although you should regularly monitor your accounts for potentially fraudulent information.”

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