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Phishing Scam Targets Bank Accounts

There's scam going around that aims to prey on your bank account. The Better Business Bureau is speaking out about it. Many people in Texoma have already fallen victim.

It all starts with a phone call. "They are receiving a prerecorded phone call that says their account with the Herring Bank has been frozen and in order to unfreeze that account press one. Once you press one it prompts you to enter the credit card information and the pin number information," said Monica Horton of the BBB.  

Within hours, the information is shared by crooks around the globe. Some victims had charges from as far away as Hungary. "In a matter of hours, fraudulent charges begin showing up on these consumers' accounts. The credit card numbers are shared all over the world," said Horton.

Horton says you should never share financial information over the phone. If in doubt, call the number you have for your bank. 

If you have been a victim of the scam and are a Herring Bank customer, visit their web site or call the bank at (940) 692-2500. 

Paul Harrop, Newschannel 6

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