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General · 12th June 2013
From the CCCU website
Editor's note: I just picked this up from the Coastal Community Credit Union website. Put it in your 'Need to Know' file:
Coastal Community Credit Union has just been informed of a Canada-wide SMS text messaging phishing scam.
The scam involves people receiving a fraudulent alert via text message that their account has been locked due to exceeding online attempts. The text includes a request to call an “Electronic Banking Services” telephone number to remove the restriction.
Upon phoning the number, callers are asked for their card number, expiry date, and their personal access code.
Please be aware that this phishing scam is in existence. If you receive such a text message, delete it immediately – do not reply in any way with any of your personal information, as this may lead to your accounts being compromised.
The text messages reference a financial institution name; however, the person receiving the text does not always have a relationship with that financial institution, which indicates that the messages are being randomly sent.
Coastal Community does offer an electronic alert service called MemberDirect Alerts. These Alerts are for notification purposes only, and would never ask for your personal financial information via text message or telephone.
If you have any questions regarding this phishing scam, please contact your nearest branch of CCCU.
Comment by WillLaVigne on 13th June 2013
Thanks for posting this infortmation.