Residents of southeast Indiana are being warned about a scam involving text messages purportedly from their bank.

Several residents of Batesville said they’ve received text messages from what they believed was Indiana Bank and Trust.

“It’s a phishing scam,” said Detective Mike Benjamin with Batesville police. “When people call the number,… there is a recording… telling people their credit card account has been locked, and asking them to enter their credit card information along with their pin number to unlock it.”

Benjamin said at least one person has already fallen for the scam.

“There was actually a few unauthorized credit transactions on their credit card,” he said. “That victim was actually out about $600.”

Police said people who do get the text messages should contact their bank first, then call police.

“Never respond and give out your personal information, your account information, any type of information,” Benjamin said.

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