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Gorham Bank Warns of Phishing Scam
10/03/2013 04:04 PM ET  

Gorham Savings Chief Risk Officer Eric Andrews says the bank has received hundreds of calls from customers and non-customers, who were told that their bank cards had been "frozen."

Gorham Savings Bank officials and local police are warning consumers about a robo-call scam aimed at getting people's bank card and personal ID numbers - a practice known as "phishing."

Gorham Savings Chief Risk Officer Eric Andrews says the bank began getting calls this morning from customers and non-customers, who were told that their bank cards had been "frozen" and they'd need to provide information to reactivate them.

Andrews says the bank has received hundreds of calls. "Banks would certainly never ask for private information like that - passwords - over the phone," he says. "I would just ask that your listeners be wary, and if they are at all concerned, to please call us first. We'll gladly help in any way we can."

The bank says the calls are being made randomly, and not just to Gorham Savings Bank customers. He says bank officials don't believe that the callers have gotten data from the bank, and says that few, if any, people have fallen for the scam.

This story was reported and written by Ed Morin.


 

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