Louisiana man received thousands of loan offers on his phone

(07/19/2018) Most of us receive dozens of text messages on our cell phones every day. Most are from people we know. But a man in Acadiana says he’s received several texts offering him loans of up to $ 10,000 from one number.

Rodney Leger spoke to Sylvia Masters with KLFY, our sister station in Lafayette. He says all of the texts arrived within days. “It’s three in just two days and that’s not counting all the others that get deleted and flagged as spam and I don’t know how they get my number, no idea.” said Léger. “The first one was a Christie who was yesterday. The second yesterday was a Polly and the second this morning was a Haley.

Fred Mills, President and CEO of Farmers Merchants Bank & Trust, says it’s best not to disclose your bank account information under any circumstances. “Treat the information they ask for as if it were family.” Mills said. “You are not going to give a member of your family to a stranger. Do not give your account information to a stranger. Always be aware that someone is trying to take something from you. Don’t give it away.

Mills says to keep your bank account up to date with the latest security measures by constantly changing your passwords, making it harder for scammers to gain access. “For your internet banking account or mobile deposits, make sure your passwords are strong enough, make sure you change them regularly, and don’t share them with anyone. Mills said.

It also says never to disclose your banking information via text or email, even if a bank calls you. It is always best to go to a bank in person.

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