Phishing scam targets Regions Bank customers, non-customers - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Phishing scam targets Regions Bank customers, non-customers

Posted: Updated:
  • News on WMCTV.comNewsMore>>

  • Man shot in scuffle with robbery suspect

    Man shot in scuffle with robbery suspect

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:23 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:23:11 GMT
    (WMC) – A man shot by a robbery suspect is recovering in the hospital on Wednesday and Memphis police say he's an example of what not to do if you find yourself in the same situation. Investigators sayMore >>
    A man shot by a robbery suspect is recovering in the hospital and Memphis police say he's an example of what not to do if you find yourself in the same situation.More >>
  • Identities sought in bloody Beale Street fight video

    Identities sought in bloody Beale Street fight video

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:57:34 GMT
    (WMC) - Cell phone video of a man lying in the middle of Beale Street unconscious and bleeding made national headlines earlier in August. Now new cell phone video shows what happened before Jonathan ParkerMore >>
    Cell phone video of a man lying in the middle of Beale Street unconscious and bleeding made national headlines earlier in August. Now new cell phone video shows what happened before Jonathan Parker got knocked out.More >>
  • Teachers file lawsuits against SCS

    Teachers file lawsuits against SCS

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:56 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:56:39 GMT
    (WMC) - Teachers took the aim at Shelby County Schools board Tuesday and may even be taking their issues to court over ongoing concerns. Their issues include tenures not being honored, rising health careMore >>
    Teachers took aim at the Shelby County Schools board Tuesday and may even be taking their issues to court over ongoing concerns.
    More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Dozens of people flooded Action News 5's e-mail about a text they received that appeared to be from Regions Bank. It is not from Regions Bank, it is a phishing scam.

Chief Consumer Investigator has some advice for you when it comes to banks and phishing scams: No legitimate bank, government agency, or retailer will ever ask you for anything via text.

The Regions Bank text going around is telling people via text that their accounts are being deactivated. This is a scam.

If you call the number provided, it will request your personal information. Do not provide that information. Delete the text message.

For those of you who received the text from "Regions Bank" and it included a portion of your actual debit card number, your card has been compromised. Take a screengrab of that text, and email it immediately to phishing@regions.com.

Beyond that, both customers and non-customers of Regions Bank has received the unsolicited text message.

You are urged to not call the number. Do not click the link. Do not respond to the text. Delete the message.

If you do text the number back, you will verify that your cell number is real and the scammer could sell your number to other scammers.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV . All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow