Last updated on December 29th, 2019 at 02:48 pm

Scammers are sending fake texts from 1-410-200-500. Don't fall for it.

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Almost a day doesn’t go by where I get multiple calls from scammers. Even with my number on the National Do Not Call Registry, the unknown numbers just seem to roll in. But scammers are starting to use more than just phone calls as a vehicle to your information, they’re using fake text messages as well.

1-410-200-500 (and others in the sequence)

It wasn’t long ago I got my first text from this number. It was cryptic, but had a link that looked suspicious. It also mentioned mobile banking with PNC, which is odd because I’m not actually a PNC customer. That 2nd one is really the nail in the coffin right?

These fake texts that are sent by these scammers claim to be from a wide variety of sources. While mine claimed to be from PNC bank, others reported this number also targeting customers from AT&T, Apple, and others. Users on Reddit have also talked about texts from this number being fake.

Delete & Ignore

The best course of action is to delete & ignore the message. If it has a website link, do not click the link. And if you accidentally do click the link, close the browser immediately and don’t enter any of your information regardless of how official it may look.

Stay vigilant my friends.

Sharif Jameel is a business owner, IT professional, runner, & musician. His professional certifications include CASP, Sec+, Net+, MCSA, & ITIL and others. He’s also the guitar player for the Baltimore-based cover band, Liquifaction.

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