Busey Text Scam


Decatur – Busey is warning its bank customers about a phishing scam designed to steal personal information.

The scam comes in the form of a text indicating an “Activity Alert” from Busey.  By clicking on the link people will then be prompted to provide personal information.  On its website Busey says they are not sending out texts and this is a fraudulent effort to steal that information.

“Scammers are using the Busey name to try to fool consumers into sharing their personal information through texts,” says Heidi Ponder, Senior BSA & Fraud Manager. “The fraudulent messages are from a supposed ‘busey.com’ email address, but don’t be fooled, these aren’t from our organization.”

If you have already responded to this text and provided information you should contact Busey immediately.   

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