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LSCU.coop targeted by text scam
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., and BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (6/28/10)--The League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) alerted credit unions in Alabama and Florida Friday that a texting scam is using the address: LSCU.coop. LSCU learned about the scam Friday. It told credit unions they may want to notify their members about the scam and inform them not to key in any information when they receive the text. "The scam is in the form of a text from LSCU.coop, indicating the recipient should call 866-510-8703," the league said. The text message says: "accountalert@lscu.coop (SCU) Southeastern Credit Unions Security Notice. For more details, please contact our secure phone line at 866-510-8703. Thank you." "The LSCU and its servers are NOT sending out these messages," said the league. "A third party is attempting to collect account info by people calling this number." Credit unions were also advised to tell their members that if they receive such a message to report the text messages to their cell phone carrier so the carrier can take action against those sending the messages. "Also, remind members to always use a known published number when contacting their credit union (or other financial institution) rather than a number provided in e-mail or text message."
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