July 18, 2013
A text scam is currently occurring whereby messages are sent indicating there is a problem with the recipient�s MasterCard (which appears as M@st3r-C@rD). The text comes with a phone number to call (413-634-6210). This number switches the caller over to a voice response system, which informs the caller that his or her �debit card has been locked.� The system then asks for the caller�s credit card number. Once a valid card number is entered, it then requests the expiration month and year, the security code, the PIN, and the caller�s social security number.
The scammer attempts to appear different to each text recipient, and MessageID is also different for each text. Currently, these text messages seem to be randomly sent to phone numbers in the Billings area, but this may change quickly to other places.
If you receive a text like this, delete it. Do not call the phone number provided. If you have already called this number and provided your confidential information, please contact your First Interstate branch. Your card must be deactivated immediately.
M@st3r-C@rD WTSE alert
916659. Please call
If you have any questions about this or any other suspected email scams, please contact your local First Interstate Bank branch or our Corporate Security office at 406-237-2702.