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Bremer Bank Issues Alert on 'Vishing' Scheme

Lakeville Police have received at least one report of the scam, though that doesn't mean it's the only one, said Interim Police Chief John Kornmann.

Bremer Bank, which has a location in Lakeville, issued an alert on Tuesday about a "vishing" scheme that is targeting their customers and other individuals.

According to the alert:

Bremer has confirmed some clients and non-clients have been the target of "Vishing." "Vishing” employs text messages, voicemail, phone recordings and email to persuade customers to dial a telephone or respond to a telephone call and provide personal information including bank account and credit card numbers, debit card and ATM PINs, and account numbers.

An unknown number of people recently received a call, voice recordings, voicemail or text message that appeared to come from Bremer Bank. The automated call, text or email requested the individuals to call a number and provide confidential account or financial information. Bremer Bank is currently working to shut down the vishing attack, and determine the extent to which our clients may have been affected.

As a reminder, there are a number of steps you can take to keep your account information confidential:

  • Do not respond to any suspicious looking email or any automated calls. Bremer never asks for client information through an automated voice response system or text messages.
  • Never provide your personal information in response to an unsolicited request, whether it is over the phone or over the internet.
  • Contact Bremer Bank right away if you question being contacted by an unsolicited request.
  • Never provide your password over the phone or in response to an internet request.

If you believe you have been targeted and are concerned about your information being compromised, contact the Bremer Phone Bank immediately at (800)-908-BANK (2265).

Bremer never sends e-mails requesting clients or non-clients to send personal information through e-mail, a web site, automated calls or text messages.

To learn more about Bremer’s security and tips to protect your information, visit the Bremer Security Center on Bremer.com.

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Related: Lakeville Police Warn Residents of Recent Phone Scam


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