Target Corporation – Cards Compromised at U.S. Retail Stores

On December 19, 2013, Target Corporation released a statement to make customers aware that there was unauthorized access to payment card data affecting Target customers who made a credit or debit card purchase between Nov. 27, 2013 and Dec. 15, 2013. BankPlus is aware of the situation and is working closely with Visa to obtain more information and will proactively notify customers who may have been affected. 

For added security for any BankPlus Visa CheckCard, BankPlus recommends our customers take advantage of Free Mobile Alerts. This free service will notify you instantly anytime your CheckCard is used. This app can be downloaded in the Android or Apple app store. Or, you may sign up online by clicking this link: Mobile Alerts Online Registration  

For the latest information from Target, please visit their web site. If you have any questions regarding your BankPlus Visa CheckCard or account, please contact BankPlus Customer Service at 888-811-PLUS (7587) or 601-664-PLUS (7587). 

Fraud Alert: Multiple Scams

TurboTax Phishing Scam

If you receive emails that appear to be from TurboTax stating that “Your State Return Has Been Rejected,” please be aware that these are not from BankPlus or TurboTax. Please do not open the attachment and do not forward the email. Delete the email. 

Phone Call and Text Message Phishing Scam

We have been made aware of a recent scam in which bank customers are contacted via phone call or text message and asked to provide sensitive information such as debit card numbers and other bank account information. The voice or text message may reference a "glitch" in the bank's system and ask you to call a 1-888 phone number to reactive your account. Some customers are being told their debit card is "blocked" and are prompted to enter personal information so that it may be reactivated. 

Please note that BankPlus will never contact you and ask for your personal or account information.  If you receive such a call or text, or feel you may have been a victim of this scam, please call BankPlus customer service at 1-888-811-PLUS (7587) as soon as possible. 

Click here to read a press release from the Mississippi Bankers Association that includes tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of an identity theft scam.