Bank warns of bogus texts
Bank of Hawaii issued a warning about fraudulent text messages being sent to customers and noncustomers, according to a company news release Monday.
The fraudulent messages state that lines of credit have been decreased or that accounts have been blocked or suspended, the bank said. The messages instruct the recipient to call (857) 453-3714 and then enter the account number and PIN.
Bank of Hawaii advises all individuals who receive this message not to respond or to call the phone number. Recipients should confirm the validity of suspicious requests by contacting the bank using phone numbers or email addresses that are legitimate.
The bank added that it does not ask for confidential account information (Social Security numbers, PIN, account numbers and passwords) by telephone, text message or email.
Anyone who has mistakenly provided personal information immediately should call Bank of Hawaii at (888) 643-3888 or email email@example.com for assistance.
For more information on how to protect against identity theft and phishing, visit Bank of Hawaii’s website at www.boh.com.