American Savings Bank issues safety alert

HONOLULU (AP) - American Savings Bank is warning customers about a scam involving automated telephone messages falsely identified as coming from the bank.

The recorded message informs recipients that either their American Savings Bank credit card was deactivated or they have been approved for a new American Savings Bank credit card.

The message tells recipients to provide their card number, personal identification number or pin.

It also asks for their card's expiration date and the three-digit code printed on the back of the card.

The bank urges anyone who receives the call to hang up immediately.

The bank says it doesn't contact its customers with automated calls, and never solicits personal account information by phone or e-mail.