It has come to our attention that several customers have received fake online banking alert texts claiming that their account has been disabled and provides a fake link to activate the account. The link leads to a fraudulent site that looks like a People’s United Bank website. The site includes a login page for a customer to provide their username and password. Once their credentials are entered, the site asks for the customer’s SMS authentication code and then debit card number, PIN, etc. Here is an image of a fraudulent text with the fake web address displayed.
People's United Bank never includes links in alert texts or emails or requests personal information, passwords, PINs, or security codes. If you receive one of these fake texts, please forward it to email@example.com or delete it. If you mistakenly provided your password or any personal or account information, please contact the Bank’s call center immediately at 1-800-894-0300.