BREMERTON, Wash. (12/13/12)--Kitsap CU (KCU) members were among those targeted by a phishing scam late Monday and Tuesday, but no members lost money or will have to close their accounts and open new ones, the credit union said.
KCU members received text message on mobile devices that stated their accounts required urgent attention. The messages asked them to contact a Florida telephone number (Kitsap Sun Dec. 11). Those who called were asked by an automated voice to punch in a series of numbers. Callers were first asked for the last four digits of their Social Security numbers. They were then asked for their 16-digit card numbers, expiration dates and personal identification numbers.
The Bremerton, Wash. credit union's security was not breached, and member funds and privacy are not at risk, said Mark Hughes, a credit union spokesman
Hughes told the Sun he did not know yet if members' personal identities were compromised.
KCU members within the 360 telephone area code on the Verizon Network appear to have been targets of the scam. Other Verizon customers who were not KCU members also were solicited, the Sun said.
Verizon told the newspaper it was checking on the reports.