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I got a text form them, too. The text says "New Aler (sic) from WoodForest National. Please contact 1-214-447-7499." I suspect it's spam. I don't have an account with WoodForest National and don't want one.
Beth
 Feb 18th, 2012
I got the text about 30 mins weird from dallas and also can't even spell alert correctly. Idiots
cody
 Feb 18th, 2012
got a text saying alert and to call the number. I looked it up on this site and it says that woodforest does not authorize these texts and that it is fraud. Thankfully I don't bank with Woodforest bank so I was suspicious and took the time to look up the number. Thanks.
Emma
 Feb 18th, 2012
I also don't do business with this bank but recognize the bank from Walmart...Major scam!! Did not even bother to call...don't want the possibility of some tracking bug or capture happening. BTW this call was sent as a text on my iphone.
rustymom
 Feb 18th, 2012
recieved txt from unverified sender called back said it was woodforestbank wich i do not have an account with but my mother does it said my card had gotten security locked and to press 1 or 2 to reactivate or not which i chose the latter.
L.T
 Feb 18th, 2012
My wife got a text from the number we called and verified with Woodforest and they didn't authorize that call, nor do they send out text alerts. I work for GE Security Infastructure and that is one of the popular scams going around.When you put in your card # it records it.
LB
 Feb 18th, 2012
received spam text from this number.
spammed
 Feb 18th, 2012
My wife and I received the same text on our phones. Scam Scam Scan !!!!! Ignore 214-447-7499
Awaken
 Feb 18th, 2012
Recieved the message 8245:[Unverified Sender]917-218-1634)WoodForestBank NPMW alert 353423. Please call 214-447-7499 at 9 a.m. this morning, and have never banked with this institution.

Seems the call comes from Dallas, but who knows?! The "Unverified Sender" portion of the message seems a tad odd. If this were a legitimate call from a bank about closing or blocking , or locking cards, would they not leave a message? Very suspicious in my opinion.
capejasmine
 Feb 18th, 2012
I got a text message from 917-733-4696 "Wood Forest Bank KEEW alert 544317 Please call 214-477-7499. When I called to try to tell them to tell them to put me on their no call list. I got a message. "Thank you for calling. We regret to tell you your card has been locked. Press 1 for... or 2 for... " I do not bank with them and am on the National Do Not Call Registry. I will report them.
Deb
 Feb 18th, 2012
Got a text from this number telling me to call 214-447-7499 about a Woodforest Bank alert.
K Bell
 Feb 18th, 2012
I receive a text and stated that it frome Woodforestbank alert and tell me to call 214-447-7499.
Thi
 Feb 18th, 2012
Got a text to call the number. Claimed to be from Wood Forest Bank. I don't do business with them. I think it's a scam.
Craig
 Feb 18th, 2012
Some sort of text message bank scam
Gruntus
 Feb 18th, 2012

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