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You can help us help you by staying apprised of all the latest security alerts and scams including:
- E-mail Phishing (pronounced “fishing”). Also known as “brand spoofing,” phishing is an official looking email that pretends to be from your credit union, bank, ISP, even a popular retail store. The email directs you to a website whose purpose is to steal your social security number, password, user ID, credit card numbers, etc.
- Text Message Smishing. This is phishing’s mobile phone counterpart. A text message is sent to your cell phone or other device directing you to click on a link. The link causes a virus to be installed on your cell phone or tablet.
- Landline Telephone Vishing and VoIP (Internet Phones) Vishing. This scam utilizes a telephone, either land-line or cell. It starts with an email message directing you to call an 800 or other number. A voice response system then directs you to enter personal or financial information using your phone’s keypad.
Don’t let yourself become a victim of these scams. Never give out personal or financial information over the phone, by mail, text message or on the Internet unless you made the initial contact. Or, you are absolutely certain you know to whom you’re giving this information.