SCAM ALERT: Bank Scam Being Reported in the Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PERMIAN BASIN - We have a scam alert to let you know about, one that's targeting your personal banking information.

Con artists are sending fake texts and calls pretending that they are from your bank.

The texts will often direct you to a phone number where an automated message will tell you there's a problem with your debit card.

To correct the issue, it will then ask you to punch in your 16-digit card number.

Don't fall for it.

The phone calls aren't much different.

They often lead people to think there's something wrong with their account and they too will ask you to give them your personal information.