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Text Phishing Surfaces in Illinois

The Illinois Bankers Association is aware of some recent cases of "phishing" through text messages. Phishing is a tactic in which identity thieves "phish" for personal information, like account numbers, passwords, Social Security numbers, and other confidential information that they can use to deplete accounts or run up credit card bills. The latest cases involve text messages being sent to mobile phones, and the messages appear to be from a financial institution. 

We encourage you to forward this alert to your security officer and front line personnel and share it with your friends and family members. 

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