Latest scam targets text messagers

KINGMAN - The Arizona Attorney General is warning consumers about a new scam. This scam uses text messaging instead of e-mail.

In the scam, a consumer receives a text message stating a bank account has been suspended. The consumer must call a phone number in order to reactivate the account. When the phone number is called, a recorded message asks the customer to enter a bank account number.

According to the Attorney General's Office, the message is a scam and usually claims to be from a bank or credit agency.

The Attorney General reminds consumers to be wary of text messages, e-mails or phone calls that ask for personal information or financial information. Don't give out personal information such as Social Security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers to people you don't know.

Report any suspicious calls to the Attorney General's Office at (602) 542-5763.