The Montana Attorney General’s office and the Division of Banking and Financial Institutions has issued an alert- warning consumers of a new scam involving text messages.  “smishing,” as it is called, is a new form of identity theft that utilizes cell phone text messages, or short message service, to bait consumers into divulging confidential personal information. Attorney General Steve Bullock says this new text message scam is just another way to lure you into their trap.

Bullock says when in doubt you  should always contact your financial institution prior to giving out any personal information .