Scam Alert from People’s Bank

scam5Many customers of People’s Bank & Trust Company in Manchester received a text message on Monday that said “Debit/Card is suspended”! Please Login”.  Peoples Bank has advised us that this is a scam and they did not send it. Please be aware that a “phishing” scam is being texted to many people in our area. Phishing is a means to trick a user into visiting a fraudulent website, usually through a bogus link in an email or text message. The current scam targets users by sending texts that appear to be from “Middle Tennessee Ascend Credit Union.” Peoples Bank & Trust Co., will never send you a text, email or letter asking for your account numbers, user names, passwords, or Social Security number. Also, they will never send an email containing links to download software or applications. If you get a message like this, DO NOT RESPOND. If you have any questions, please contact Peoples Bank & Trust Co., at 931-728-3381.