NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A new scam using text messages to attempt to steal private information is reportedly targeting customers of M&T Bank.
According to the bank – based in Buffalo, New York – customers are receiving suspicious texts claiming the potential victim’s account has been restricted.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
The messages then asks M&T customers for personal information to help solve the problem.READ MORE: Man Taken Into Custody After Shooting Just Steps Away From Bronx School
“Please do not respond to these malicious requests and never provide your information to unsolicited texts, emails, or calls,” M&T said in a statement on their website.
The bank added that customers should send any suspicious messages to email@example.com.MORE NEWS: Paterson Youth Football Team Gets $10,000 Gift From New York Giants, Dunkin' Donuts
M&T Bank has over 700 branches across the country, including in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.