The call or text claims to be from Busey Bank. People who do not even bank with Busey are getting the calls and texts. The automated call says your debit card needs to be reactivated, or there is a billing issue.
Several people are getting the scam through texts from a 907 area code stating Busey Bank has an important message, and urging customers to call the number.
Deck says, "I think it's completely ridiculous that you're getting a text message scam now. It was one thing when it was email, that's so easy. Or to get an automated call when you pick up the phone. To get a text message? People are going to think you know the person on the other end. I think they'll probably get a few people."
Busey employees say they will never call a customer about card activation, or for personal information. So if you get calls or texts like this, erase the messages or hang up, because Busey employees are not on the other end.
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