Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams
Alert - Latest Text Scam
Below is a report of a current Text Scam as recent as of September 5, 2017.
Some customers and non-customers have received fraudulent text messages that appear to be from People's United Bank urging them to use a fraudulent number to contact the Help Desk. If the fraudulent number is called, a recorded message claiming to be from the People's United Bank call center says your debit card has been limited due to a security error and requests the caller to enter their debit card number to reactivate their card.
The actual text message may appear as follows:
While you may NOT have been targeted in this attack, we are taking this opportunity to remind our customers that such texts and automated messages are fraudulent and no information should be entered. People's United Bank never contacts customers by phone with automated messages regarding blocked debit cards, nor with requests for sensitive information such as PIN, passwords, account numbers, username, personal, or account information.
If you believe you were a victim of this scam and provided any information over the phone, please contact our Call Center immediately at 1-800-894-0300. When uncertain about your debit card, call the phone number on the back of your card to verify if there are any problems.