September 12, 2011 Smishing Scam Alert
In the last few days, credit unions from around the country have reported their members are receiving bogus text message (smishing) alerts. The text message indicates it is from Credit Union Services and advises the member to call the number provided in the text message to have their card reactivated. This is a scam as no credit union would ever ask a member for this type of information using text messaging.
ZuesBot makes its rounds through Credit Unions
Fraudsters are using the telephone and direct mail to entice U.S. consumers to buy chances in high-stakes foreign lotteries from as far away as Australia and Europe.
Vishing is a type of fraudulent activity that occurs over Internet phone systems.
Criminals are using fraudulent emails that may reach you in search of personal financial information. This type of fraud is know as phishing and is targeting consumers everywhere.
To protect your account, we monitor your ATM and debit card transactions for potentially fraudulent activity.
If you believe you have received a fraudulent message over the Internet, report the message to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.