PeoplesChoice Credit Union Warns of Text Message Scam Uncovered | Business

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PeoplesChoice Credit Union Warns of Text Message Scam Uncovered
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(Saco) - PeoplesChoice Credit Union, headquartered in Saco, learned on late Thursday July 28th that some of its members, and even non members, were receiving fradulent text messages, via illegally obtained cell phone numbers, telling them that their PeoplesChoice debit card had been de-activated, and to call the provided number to re-activate their card, through providing sensitive, personal security information.  This is an illegal text message scam and should be ignored and reported.  PeoplesChoice and the Maine Credit Union League have already contacted authorities, alerted members, and sent out fraud alert notice through their collective communication systems. PeoplesChoice Credit Union wishes to remind all members or non members that they would never request such sensitive security information through text messaging.  If any member has a question on any message or request received, they should please call the credit union directly at 207-282-4156 for direct verification!
  and follow up.  All consumers should be reminded to never release any personal information to anyone unless you know with absolute certainty who you are talking to and what it will be used for.
This text message scam might be affecting other credit union members or non members in Maine.  PeoplesChoice caught the scam early with minor to no damage, and has posted warnings on its website, emailed members, placed notices in branches, on phone recordings, and alerted the proper authorities.
PeoplesChoice Credit Union has service centers in Biddeford, Saco, Sanford, and Wells and is on the web at www.peopleschoiceme.org For more information on this text message scam alert uncovered at PeoplesChoice Credit Union, and how to best prevent yourself from falling prey to such fradulent and illegal activity, feel free to call PeoplesChoice main office in Saco at 207-282-4156 or 877-785-6328.

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