Illinois AG Warns About Banking Scam

(Undated) — The Illinois Attorney General’s office is warning residents about a new banking scam. According to authorities, the scam uses phony websites to target bank customers and trick them into revealing their personal information. The scam makes a phony website appear to be real so would-be victims have to enter personal information to create a new bank account. State officials urge consumers to make sure they’re doing business with a legitimate company before sharing personal information online. They advise that those with questions or concerns should contact their bank via phone or in person.