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CSUPD warns of potential text message scam

September 10, 2009

Colorado State University employees with a university-issued cell phone should be aware that a text message scam is circulating. The hoax message is from an unknown sender and requests that you call a false card member services number.

Message indicates a credit card has been deactivated

The message indicates that a credit card has been deactivated. People who call the number provided in the text message are prompted to enter credit card information, which provides personal financial information which can be exploited to the text message sender.

CSUPD investigating

CSUPD is investigating the scam. CSUPD reminds you that if you suspect any communications to be legitimate, confirm the information with your financial institute at their published contact numbers before sharing a single digit of information. Most e-mails and text-based scams can be easily detected by taking a few minutes to contact your banks directly on your own, and remember that sensitive financial information should never be shared by text message or e-mail.

Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
Phone: (970) 491-6009