PEORIA, Ill. – Busey Bank is warning central Illinois residents about an ongoing scam.
Busey officials said they have received numerous reports of customers and non-customers receiving automated phone calls stating their debit cards need to be reactivated or that there is a billing issue.
Additionally, many are reporting text messages reading ‘BuseyB Important Message:’ and requesting a return call to an unfamiliar area code.
According to Busey, a large number of residents received these calls on October 16 and October 23.
The calls and texts are a scam. Anyone who receives one should not respond, simply hang up or delete the text.
Busey said they will never contact a customer and request personal information. If you have provided personal information to a caller, please contact your bank immediately to have your card deactivated.
Tips to Avoid Being Scammed:
- NEVER share your username or password with anyone
- ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings
- Reputable companies will NEVER ask you for your username or password
If you have any questions, please contact your nearest Busey branch.