Thursday, January 22, 2009

Medford Police Department
411 W 8th Street
Medford, OR 97501

Date: January 22, 2009

Contact: Det. Sgt. Kevin Walruff Chief Randy Schoen

The Medford Police Department Financial Investigation Section is warning the public of a text message scam (phising scam) that has gone out this morning. The scam is saying “as part of s protection program, call us at 559-478-2039 to verify your account”.

This is a scam and there is no reason to respond to this text message. Do not call the number on the text message.

The Bank of the Cascades is the bank targeted in this scam. Bank of the Cascades advised they do not conduct business via text messages. The Bank of the Cascades security division believes this scam is being generated from outside the United States.

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