Warning: New Text Message Scam

We have received reports of a new phishing attempt with fraudulent text messages claiming to be from Bell State Bank & Trust. These recent messages contain the following text: “BELL STATE BANK AND TRUST ALERT: Your CARD has been DEACTIVATED. Please contact us at 701-XXX.XXXX.”

These types of text- or SMS-based phishing attempts have been circulating for several months claiming to be from several known banks. If you receive one of these text messages, protect yourself by not responding to the message or by deleting the message.

Remember: Bell State Bank & Trust will not ask for private information such as your Social Security number, PIN, account number or password via emails or text messages.

If you have questions or concerns about your account, please call our customer service center at 701-298-1550 or toll-free 800-450-8949.

Find additional information about consumer protection on the Consumer Federation of America website.

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