Bank alerts customers to scam

MainSource Bank is warning customers it is the latest business to have its identity stolen in a scam attempting to obtain personal information from customers and noncustomers.

The scam targeted residents of central and southern Indiana and involved a mass text claiming that MainSource was asking for verification of sensitive data because of an issue with account security.

Bank officials said MainSource did not originate the texts, and its data systems were not compromised. Anyone who responded to the scam should contact their local MainSource Bank branch.

Chris Harrison, executive vice president of retail administration for MainSource, said the scam was perpetrated for identity theft. Bank officials confirmed that the list of consumers who received the messages was not obtained from MainSource records.

“No consumer should ever provide personal information to someone reaching out electronically in an attempt to verify data,” Harrison said.

“I encourage our customers to ignore such attempts with the confidence that neither MainSource Bank nor any legitimate financial institution would ask for verification of account and PINs, Social Security information or birth dates.

MainSource’s headquarters are in Greensburg and may be reached at 812-663-6734.

Need help?

Anyone who received a text message seeking personal information about their MainSource account, and provided that information, should contact their local MainSource bank branch, company officials said.

Locations in and near Columbus include:

  • 529 Washington St., Columbus
  • 2310 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus
  • 3880 W. Presidential Way, Edinburgh
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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.