Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
CU members in Kansas City targeted in phone scam
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (12/12/07)--Mazuma CU members are being targeted by scammers claiming to be from the credit union. Scammers are calling the Kansas City-based Mazuma CU members, stating that their accounts have been suspended because of fraud. The caller tells the member to call a toll-free number to reactivate the account. When members call, they are asked for their credit card numbers (US Fed News Dec. 10). “This is a phishing scam--nothing more,” said Kansas City Attorney General Jay Nixon. “These crooks can put together very official-sounding phone calls, but it’s important to remember never to give out personal information to anyone who’s contacted you.” Anyone who get calls that appears to be from their financial institution should assume that it’s a scam. No legitimate organization will call or e-mail consumers asking for personal information, he added. Consumers who receive calls should report them to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-392-822, Nixon said.
Other Resources

RSS print
News Now LiveWire
#NewsNow: CU leagues of 5 states call for merchant breach accountability http://t.co/lnmpna8AoV
12 hours ago
Worker's CU, Fitchburg, Mass., was 1 of 5 CUs recognized with a 2014 @CUNA Technology Council Excellence in Technology Award
13 hours ago
.@Servicecu was 1 of 5 CUs recognized with a 2014 @CUNA Technology Council Excellence in Technology Award.
13 hours ago
SACU of San Antonio was 1 of 5 CUs honored with a 2014 @CUNA Technology Council Excellence in Technology Award
14 hours ago
Credit report tips from @CUNA's Susan Tiffany at @RISMediaUpdates http://t.co/ezefKXwWjw
14 hours ago