Scammers are now texting EDD and Bank of America clients with phony messages and links in an attempt to get personal information.
The texts are directed at those who received an Employment Development Department (EDD) debit card from Bank of America.
What is the EDD Text Scam all about?
The fraudulent messages include a link talking about updating your details to receive a pending Unemployment payment.
NOTE: Don’t click the link in the text and don’t give out any personal information, such as account numbers or names.
How To Know A Scam Text Message
- Text messages asking people to reactivate a card by clicking a link are scams. Bank of America and EDD never text message people to reactivate a debit card.
- Never click a link in an unexpected text message claiming to be from EDD or Bank of America.
- Customers can verify whether an EDD text message is legitimate by checking UI Online or the mailed notice for the same information.
- Customers can call Bank of America using the telephone number on the back of their debit card to check if a bank-related text message is legitimate. If you lost, or don’t currently have your debit card, you can contact Bank of America at 1-866-692-9374.
- EDD only sends text messages from the number 510-74 or 918-06. Customers should be aware, however, that a scammer might attempt to fake this number to trick someone.