MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is warning people to think twice before responding to a text that claims their credit card has been disabled.
The sheriff’s office said the messages indicate a person’s credit or debit card has been frozen or disabled and ask them to call a certain number for details. When users call the number given, it asks for the person’s card number and PIN.
The bank that issued the alert, AOD Federal Credit Union, advised customers not to call the number or give any sensitive message back to the text message.
New Scam involving text messages that indicates your credit/debit card has been frozen/disabled and to call 2514184858 for details. Upon calling you are prompted to enter your card number and pin. This is a scam, see link below for more information. https://t.co/A8x3PgZ2TG pic.twitter.com/fcgrpycpHN
— Madison Sheriff AL (@mcsosheriffAL) September 18, 2018