MSNBC’s Herb Weisbaum reports that cybercriminals use fake text messages to lure people in the into giving away bank account and credit card information.

This particular scam involves scare tactics to make you believe that your account has been compromised. Cybercriminals use fear to make you act quickly and without thinking.

Read more about the scam.

Never give sensitive information (like an account number or password) in response to a request in a text message, email message, unsolicited phone call, instant message (IM), or on a social network.

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