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: FAA Reports Sharp Increase In Reports Of Unruly Passengers Over Past Few Months
The messages then asks M&T customers for personal information to help solve the problem.READ MORE: 4-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Orders Over $2,600 Worth Of SpongeBob SquarePants Popsicles On Amazon
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.MORE NEWS: Police: Emotionally Disturbed Man Barricades Himself In J Train Subway Car
M&T Bank has over 700 branches across the country, including in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.