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Local bank warns of phishing scam

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 09:52 a.m. HST, Jul 22, 2013

Central Pacific Bank is warning consumers of phishing attempts by scammers trying to trick bank customers into divulging debit card information via text and automated voice messages.

The phishing is not specific to CPB, the bank said in a statement, urging any bank customers who receive such messages to immediately delete them. 

Account-holders who have responded to such messages are encouraged to contact the bank’s customer service center.

The CPB statement mirrors similar statements by other banks in the past, saying it will never request confidential information via unsolicited phone, email or text message contacts.

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Kauai2011 wrote:
I got a call a few days ago from someone claiming to be from CPB informing that my credit card was reported stolen and that I needed to call their security call center to verify this. It sounded very official. I didn't call them because I don't bank with CPB and knew it wasn't true. I was more worried that I was a victim of identity theft. Just wondering how they got my telephone number. Everybody, just beware of these scums. I can see how anyone can be easy dupe into calling them and giving out information.
on July 22,2013 | 10:29AM
allie wrote:
on July 22,2013 | 10:38AM
st1d wrote:
scam text claimed credit card was locked and asked that i call a 305 area code number. called the bank instead and they were already aware of the scam. but, for a second . . .
on July 22,2013 | 10:46AM
Tahitigirl55 wrote:
We got one also and I did call it just to see who it was and the recording did say thank you for call Central Pacific Bank. I just wanted to hear what it said. It mentioned something regarding a debit card. I hung up because I don't bank with CPB. How did they do this and the message recorder was CPB. SCARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY.
on July 22,2013 | 02:01PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
I received an automated call at 5:30am saying my CPB account was locked and to call this number.....I don't bank with CPB and I know that the bank never asks for account information over the phone...I was more irked that I had been waken early by a phone scam...
on July 22,2013 | 10:53PM
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