Did you receive a text claiming to be from M&T Bank? Do not engage. It is a scam text message!
What Is M&T Bank Text Scam
People have been receiving texts from scammers informing them that a purchase was made on their account. But this is a scam text we have seen countless times, and we know how it works.
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How It Works
The M & T text informs the reader that a purchase was attempted on their card, and if it wasn’t from them they should click a link to resolve the issue. Their aim is to pretend they want to help you resolve the problem, so they would ask for your card details claiming they need it to block the purchase and reverse your money. Doing this, however, will be giving up your credit card information to thieves.
What To Do
When you receive such messages and want to be sure it is not scam, do the following:
- send your bank an email to confirm the authenticity of the text
- if the company says the message is not from them, delete the message immediately
- do not, out of curiosity, call that number to see where it leads
Phishing scams are on the rise these days, and a lot of people have lost sensitive information to hackers. Please stay away from strange texts prompting you to give up your personal information.
We have come across scams like this. What you have to do firstly is not to click on links you do not understand or call strange numbers, and always be sure the source of the message is genuine before you engage.