Law enforcement officials are asking people to be aware of a potential scam by someone who is sending text messages claiming to be from an area bank.
The text messages claim to be someone from First Midwest Bank, which has a branch on Springfield Avenue in Champaign. The message asks the person to call the bank.
Urbana Police Department Investigator Dave Smysor says most legitimate businesses are not going to send text messages if they need information from a customer. Smysor says people need to protect their personal information.