The Bank of Bennington will never call your cell phone or send you a text message requesting your account or PIN information.
We have been notified that some cell phones in Vermont have been targeted with scam phone calls in an attempt to get information about customer debit cards. The attack appears to involve many banks and credit unions in our area. The scam involves automated calls or text messages to cell phones indicating that the recipient’s debit card has been locked or de-activated, and to follow prompts to re-activate the card. Doing so eventually results in prompts to input the 16 digit card number, and other information.
If you have been contacted with one of these messages and released your personal information to someone claiming to be from our institution, please contact us at 802-442-8121.