SMiShing Fraud is Active – Centennial Bank
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Looks like the robo phishers are at it again. Our Customer Care Center is reporting quite a number of calls from customers about the smishing text message pictured. SMiShing is a security attack in which the user is tricked into downloading a Trojan horse, virus or other malware onto his/her cellular phone or mobile device. SMiShing is short for SMS phishing. Another goal of SMiShing is to get private information from a person by getting them to text back or call a number.

Please keep in mind the following tips when you receive suspicious text messages:

  • DO NOT CALL THE PHONE NUMBER LISTED IN THE TEXT MESSAGE. The person who answers may claim to be from Centennial Bank but they are not employees of the bank.
  • Don’t reply to text messages from people you don’t know. Especially those including links for which you don’t know the destination.
  • If you get a text message with a suspicious link from a friend consider calling them to verify they sent the text message.
  • Make sure any apps you install come from the official app store of your device.
  • Using anti-malware software on your phone is also recommended.

Click here to learn what Suspicious Activity Alerts from Centennial Bank look like including our SMS short code.

If you feel you have been victimized by a phishing attempt contact our Customer Care Center immediately at (888) 372-9788.

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