Attorney General Abbott warns Texans about recent bank scams to tap personal accounts

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today sent out an urgent message for all Texans to be on the lookout for official-looking e-mails purporting to originate from major financial institutions asking for personal account information.

In the latest series of so-called “phishing” scams, the e-mail sender claims to represent financial institutions such as Comerica, Chase or others. The message instructs the “account holder” to submit personal account information because “bank officials” have reason to believe his or her account may have been accessed by an unauthorized party.

Consumers who believe they may have received such bogus e-mails may file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office by calling toll-free (800) 252-8011 or accessing the agency’s Web site at

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