How the Fraudulent Text Message Scam Works
The recipient of the text message is asked to contact Columbia Bank and provides them with a phone number. If the recipient calls the phone number, they are asked to enter confidential information such as a checking account number, debit card number, social security number, etc.
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Sample of the Fraudulent Text Message
Here is a sample of the counterfeit text message. Please note that the text messages are coming from several different numbers.
How to Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Texts Scams
If you question the authenticity of a communication you receive on behalf of Columbia Bank or regarding your banking activity, please contact your local branch or our Customer Care Center at 1-877-272-3678 immediately.
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