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Texas attorney general warns CU members of phishing scam
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (12/3/07)--The Texas Attorney General’s office is warning credit union members to be on guard against an old phishing scam that features a new twist. Fake e-mails that are worded to sound like warnings are being circulated to credit union members, the attorney general’s office said (KVUE.com Nov. 29). The phish perpetrators use the same information that credit unions have previously sent to members to educate them about scams, Gary Whitcomb, president of Public Employees CU, Austin, told the station. A key indicator that the messages are fake is the misuse of one word, Whitcomb said. The phishers refer to people who use credit unions as “customers” instead of as “members.” Credit unions would never use the term “customers,” Whitcomb added. Warnings on websites and in various newsletters are advising credit union members to identify and avoid phony e-mails.
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