Texting scam

Apr. 26, 2013 @ 04:56 AM

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has issued an alert for citizens to be aware of a texting scam.

People are receiving a text from 828-284@VTEXT, stating that there is a problem with their banking accounts or other type of personal accounts.

The text requests the recipients to either reply to the message or call 813-508-7915 out of Tampa, Florida.

The text also contains what appears to be an account number with several X's.

If recipients respond or call, the scammer is attempting to get people to verify their account numbers so the problem can be "fixed."

Citizens are advised to not provide any personal information as this is a scam.

Anyone who is a victim of the scam should contact a local law enforcement agency.