Fraud Alert

Beware of text scam

Text Scam Fraud Alert

Fraudsters are pretending to be the Meridian Trust Fraud Department. They’re sending text messages asking members if they attempted a transaction in a specific dollar amount. If you reply with “no” then they claim your card is blocked and send a link to secure your online banking. These fraudsters are able to spoof the phone number that shows up in your caller ID to appear as a valid phone number, such as the number on the back of your card. They’ll ask you to confirm that the number on your caller ID matches the number on the back of your card to appear legitimate.

WE WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD, or your MICR NUMBER LINE ON CHECKS. We will never ask you to share a one time pass code.

We do all that we can to protect you, but need your help to ensure you aren’t giving the bad guys your information. They are good at what they do. Hang up, and call us directly- we are here to help. We only ask for personal information when YOU call US.

If you receive a call or text:

  • DO NOT click on any links, provide any verification codes, account numbers, debit or credit card numbers, online banking information, or Social Security Number to anyone over the phone or via text message.
  • DO NOT enter your password in a text message for any reason, even if the text requests that you type it in.
  • DO call us. A phone number can be spoofed to appear as a Meridian Trust phone number on your caller ID. If in doubt, ask the caller for their name and hang up, then call us directly. You can reach us at 307.635.7878.
Screenshot of fraudulent text from scammers
Screenshot of fraudulent text from scammers
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