Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Fraudulent text messages have been sent recently alerting recipients that their Bippus State Bank card has been blocked or suspended. Text messages indicating “their Bippus State Bank card” had been deactivated were sent to numbers throughout our entire local community, not just BSB customers.
Bippus State Bank did not send this text message.
Text messages were intentionally sent yesterday, Columbus Day, throughout the country to mass amounts of phone numbers, automatically assigning the names of banks in those phone numbers' areas.
Calling the number will reach an automated attendant that does not identify itself or what institution it is a part of. It will ask you for your card information. Do not provide any information to this entity.
Ignoring this text is optimal. If you called the number and did not provide it with any information, you are safe. If you provided the fraudulent number any of your information, then it is necessary to contact Bippus State Bank for security measures. We can be reached toll free at 1(877)653-8900.
Bippus State Bank has meticulously reviewed our information security measures, and we are confident that no breach or lapse in security has occurred, and all of our customers' information remains private and secure. As a reminder, Bippus State Bank will never ask for personal information in a text message or an email.
Ryan M Warner