Friday, September 26, 2008
Dumb, Dumb, Thing to do!
My DH tried to access our online banking Tues. night and couldn't get on. I tried again yesterday and couldn't get on. For security reasons after so many attempts they just lock you out. I tried to call the bank but got the famous voice mail several times. The phone rang and it was a text message from the bank ( or so I thought) and said there were problems with our account and they needed our debit card #,and pin #. I know, what you are thinking, never give it out! Well I wouldn't have if I could have accessed on line. So, I did, not only once but twice from both business and personal accounts. I still could not get online, so we took a trip to the bank. Seems as if (I think, they never would admit),that someone hacked into the system and got phone numbers. The bank said they had about 6-7 people come in before us that had the same text message. They said they never send text messages. Anyway, no damage done, just got new ATM cards and a lesson well learned. Oh, we both got another text message tonight from another phone number but tonight we are much smarter!!