GIBRALTAR (OCN) — Scam artist are getting a little more sophisticated. On May 21st, we reported that scam artist had a EPPICard Scam Email floating around. Now the scoundrels are now using text messages (See below for numbers and websites) along with a new message to send to Coastal Community Bank and EPPICard account holders. If you have both accounts, you will be getting text messages at least twice.
Also if you are a card holder, you should contact Customer Service toll free at 1-800-656-1347 (or the number on the back of your card if its in your possession) and visit their Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft and Phishing page.
Below is a second format with a new website that we just received last night.
This is a courtesy reminder that your EPPICard needs to be verified.
In order to receive uninterrupted service, please verify your card immediately.
To verify your card, please click the link below and follow the provided
USA Phishing Phone numbers:
1-562-452-6525 – CA
1-818-230-2834 – CA
1-818-392-8362 – CA
1-305-433-8348 – FL
1-727-388-9587 – FL
1-815-713-1411 – IL
1-815-981-8913 – IL
1-734-823-3833 – MI
1-732-276-2408 – NJ
1-856-637-2463 – NJ
1-775-636-8542 – NV
1-518-490-6439 – NY
1-216-916-6679 – OH
1-570-338-0131 – PA
1-281-404-1279 – TX
1-806-329-0142 – TX
1-817-886-7248 – TX
1-757-320-0489 – VA
Phishing Toll Free:
International Phishing Phone numbers:
When we contacted the numbers above (using a phonecard) some lines were busy, disconnected, drops after answering, answered (automated attendant) and requested financial information.
Please note that some phone systems are able to read phone numbers that are blocked using features such as *67 so if you decide to call any of the numbers above out of curiosity, do not use your cell phone as you will put yourself at risk to receive more text messages or have your land line number used for Caller ID spoofing.
Also, your cell phone provider may think twice in issuing you a text message credit should you do so.