Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
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.
Other Resources

RSS print
News Now LiveWire
Stay tuned for coverage of @CUNA's BSA conference which starts Sunday. #CUNABSA #CUNACompliance
17 hours ago
Today's the last day to complete @CUNA's Home Depot data breach survey http://t.co/UcB8G9bVXe #StoptheDataBreaches
18 hours ago
Brenda Davis of Cross Roads Ministries will walk through 83 communities during the Ending Hunger Walking tour. (2 of 2)
19 hours ago
The Ending Hunger Walking tour, coordinated by the Maine CU League, kicked off at Old Maine CU in Augusta today. (1 of 2)
19 hours ago
Darwin Brokke of Citizens Community CU represented the #CU Association of Dakotas at a housing summit hosted by @SenatorHeitkamp
20 hours ago