ALERT: Your debit card is locked out or needs attention. Call now for pressing info. Recognize this message?
It happened to X101’s own Vinnie Bellardini yesterday (yikes!), and while it’s certainly not a new scam, the most recent version is a very realistic looking text message that even uses the NBT Bank name.
NBT confirmed yesterday these are fraudulent text messages indicate and urged residents not to call back any number or provide any information.
NBTBank.com/fraud is the place for more on that scam and more. You should also call your bank directly if ever in question. See screenshots of this scam below: