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BRIEF: Prosperity Bank customers hit by phishing scam

February 26, 2014

The Eagle, Bryan, Texas

Feb. 26--Prosperity Bank customers are being warned not to give out their debit card numbers through automated calls.

Bank customers have reported getting phone calls and text messages indicating their account has been locked and urging them to enter their card numbers to reactivate the account.

Prosperity Bank and the Better Business Bureau are urging customers to hang up if they receive one of the calls.

"Credit card companies or their agents do not contact consumers in this manner and do not need your credit card number as they are the ones who gave it to you and have a record of it already. Please do not share that information with any stranger who calls you," said Bill McGuire, president and CEO of the local Better Business, in an emailed statement. "Should you have any questions, you can call the toll free customer service number on the back of your credit card or call BBB to report the call."


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