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FBI: Phish Attacks Target Telecommunication Customers
WASHINGTON (5/10/13)--The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is reporting that phishing attacks are targeting telecommunication companies' customers in an attempt to get personal information for possible use in frauds and identity theft, said the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Credit unions can warn members that individuals are receiving automated telephone calls claiming to be from the victim's telecommunication carrier. Victims are directed to a phishing site to receive a credit, discount or prize ranging between $300 and $500.

The site duplicates the legitimate carrier's site and asks for log-in credentials and the last four digits of the victim's Social Security number.  Once they enter the information, the victims are redirected to the telecommunication carrier's actual site. The perpetrators then make changes to the customer's account.

Credit unions can urge members to be cautious of unsolicited telephone calls, e-mails and text messages that promise compensation for supplying account information.  Anyone receiving an offer should verify it with the legitimate business by using the information on the account statement.

Credit unions can also remind members that the credit union never will solicit account or financial information over the phone or via e-mails.
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