Bossier Parish officials warn of phishing texts scam

Bossier Parish officials warn of phishing texts scam
Above is an example of the latest phishing texts reported in Bossier Parish.

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is warning residents about a new string of phishing texts reported in the area.

Phishing texts are sent from scammers attempting to get money from unsuspecting people person by posing as a legitimate entity over the phone, by email, or by text, according to BFCTF.

This scam comes in the form of a text message that seems to be from the recipient’s bank.

The text may include some numbers from the recipient's bank account. The text message requests that the card holder call a phone number and provide the PIN to the bank card or other personal information such as a social security number.

If contacted this way, contact your financial institution directly — never through this text.

If it sounds familiar, this isn’t the first time that officials have warned against thsee types of schemes.

Copyright 2018 KSLA. All rights reserved.