TEXT MESSAGE PHISHING SCAM:
Posted: April 22, 2016
Please be aware that Fraudulent Text Messages are being sent stating: "(Bank of the Ozarks) Suspect Activity! Please follow (link)."
DO NOT CLICK ON THIS LINK. We have provided an example of this message.
Bank of the Ozarks DID NOT send these text messages.
Bank of the Ozarks will NEVER provide or request any personal information via text message.
Bank of the Ozarks did not provide your cell phone number or any personal information to any outside party and no personal information was obtained from Bank of the Ozarks.
These appear to be random fraudulent texts being sent to cell phone devices throughout our area.
If the link in the text is clicked, the recipient is redirected to a scamming website that may compromise information on an individual’s cellular device. Also, it is possible that potentially harmful malware could be uploaded onto the device which received the text simply by opening the website page.
Please do not click on any link contained in a text message which appears to have come from Bank of the Ozarks. Do not respond to any text message that requests any type of account or personal information.
Keeping your account information safe is our top priority. Please contact us should you have questions and please report any suspicious text messages or other forms of suspicious communication immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 274-4482.