Victim reports ‘bank’ phone scam

There seems to be an endless number of scams designed to take a person’s money. Yet another scam, this time using a cell phone alert, has the caller pretending to be a bank notifying a customer that the credit card account has been frozen.

A Peachtree City woman last week contacted The Citizen to report that she received an alert on her cell phone notifying her that her Bank of America credit card account had been frozen. The message recommended that she call the number provided in the alert to take care of the problem.

The woman said she called the number and someone alleging to be a Bank of America representative answered. The woman was told she needed to furnish her credit card account number, expiration date, password and security code along with her address and the last four numbers of her Social Security card.

The Peachtree City woman then called Bank of America and was told that the incident was a scam.

The woman said she called The Citizen in the hopes that others who might receive such a call would be informed about the scam.