First Financial, other local banks receive multiple reports of fraudulent texts sent to customers

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Customers from a variety of banking institutions, including First Financial Bank in Terre Haute, Ind., have reported receiving fraudulent text messages formatted as bank alerts.  

If you receive a text that looks like the one below, bank officials are advising customers to not reply to these messages.  

“FRM:FIRST FINANCIAL.BANK-ALERTS 

SUBJ:CALL: 8202002820 Immediately. 

MSG:Ticket ID:dpeq. Card.Transaction-Alerts!” 

This message, and others like it, are not genuine messages from First Financial or any other bank. Do not call the phone number and do not share any information of any kind. 

Always keep in mind that legitimate financial institutions will never ask you for your account numbers, passwords or personal identification information over the phone, via text message or via email. 

If you have shared personal or account information you are advised to call (800) 511-0045 or (812) 238-6000 during business hours for assistance. 

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