Recently received an email from Sterling saying essentially the same thing. Forwared the email AND the texts to their fraud dept. Hopefully they can shut these scammers down soon.
Same thing as SD on 6/12/09
Got two texts from unidentified number that said my Sterling Bank debit card had been deactivated and I needed to call 281-712-1487 to reactivate. I don't bank with Sterling So I did not call back.