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Fraudsters Target Sovereign Bank Customers via Automated Phone Calls

Sovereign Bank said that fraudsters have been targeting its brand via automated phone calls coming from unauthorized parties claiming to be calling from Sovereign Bank. The bank said it is investigating reports that some customers as well as non-customers have randomly received fraudulent phone calls asking for financial information related to their debit cards.

Sovereign Bank said that fraudsters have been targeting its brand via automated phone calls coming from unauthorized parties claiming to be calling from Sovereign Bank. The bank said it is investigating reports that some customers as well as non-customers have randomly received fraudulent phone calls asking for financial information related to their debit cards.

Soverign Bank said the computer generated messages ask for the individual to enter personal financial data over the phone. This type of attack isn’t new, but Sovereign Bank apparently has seen enough activity around the scheme to justify issuing a warning to its customers.

Sovereign Bank is a subsidiary of Banco Santander, and has more than 700 branches.

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