I Got A Text From 337-254-2118 – It’s A Mid South Bank Text Scam!
Sunday morning, around 7:30, I got a text from the number 337-254-2118 stating my debit card had been temporarily DE-ACTIVATED, and I needed to call 337-385-5040 to get it reactivated. Well, oddly enough, I JUST became a Mid South Bank customer last week, and the text came from a local 337 number, so my scam radar didn’t immediately go off. Besides, it’s was 7:30 on a Sunday morning, and I hadn’t had my first cup of coffee yet.
So, like an idiot, I call the number. I get an automated recording that sounded completely legit. It asked me for the 16 digit number on my card, and then asked for the 4 digit pin number. Finally, the few sips of coffee I did have at that point kicked in and I realized what was going on. I hung up.
To be safe, I called the ACTUAL Mid South Bank at that point to report it. Needless to say, my shiny new debit card with pictures of crawfish all over it is useless now.
Now, there’s been a lot of Mid South Bank scams going around lately. The numbers (877) 886-1996 and (877) 635-0049 are ones that people are getting scammed from. The text I got was a LOCAL number telling me to call another LOCAL number.
I attempted to call these numbers again. The top number is disconnected, and the 24 hour service line is not accepting any calls at this time.
The moral of the story, DON’T CALL 337-385-5040 or ANY NUMBER FOR THAT MATTER AND GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION!