ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a new scam going around the county.

According to police, text messages are being written to Tompkins County residents, claiming the sender is M&T bank and requiring debit card information.

Police say this is a scam and to never give out your credit or debit card information via text message.

If you doubt the authenticity of a message, verify it with your bank.