Press Releases

Feb 06, 2019

Alaskans targeted via phone and text message scam

Some First National Bank Alaska cardholders are reporting receiving automated phone calls and text messages in a fraudulent attempt to gain personal information. First reports of this scam are targeting bank customers and non-customers in Homer, Alaska.

This recent fraudulent message directs the customer to call 844-787-7041. Cardholders who call this number are asked to enter their 16-digit card number, expiration date, Personal Identification Number (PIN) and other personal identifiable information.

The security of First National’s network has not been compromised. First National and Mastercard® do not request PIN numbers or personal, credit or debit card information via text message or phone.

Alaskans who believe their information has been compromised should immediately contact their bank. Alaskans should also be aware that phishing scams may spread to other communities in and outside of Alaska.

Alaskan-owned and -operated since 1922, First National proudly meets the financial needs of Alaskans with ATMs and branches in 18 communities throughout the state, and by providing banking services to meet their needs across the nation and around the world. In 2018, Alaska Business readers voted the bank the “Best of Alaska Business” in the Best Place to Work category for the third year in a row and as best Corporate Citizen for the second, and American Banker recognized First National as a “Best Bank to Work For” In January 2018, Microsoft News named First National the most admired company in the state. In October 2018, First National received the Rita Sholton Large Business of the Year Award from the Alaska Chamber.

Visit FNBAlaska.com for more information about Alaska’s largest locally-owned bank and access to efficient and secure online banking services.

 

Contact: Marketing Department, (907) 777-3409