Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive
150x172_CUEffect.jpg
Contacts
LISA MCCUEVICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MICHELLE WILLITSManaging Editor
RON JOOSSASSISTANT EDITOR
ALEX MCVEIGHSTAFF NEWSWRITER
TOM SAKASHSTAFF NEWSWRITER

News Now

Washington
CUs warned of cell phone scam
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (4/10/08)—A new fraud alert from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) warns of a scam that involves unsolicited text messages sent to cell phones. The message urges the recipient to call a number provided for information about account discrepancies and then seeks individual account information and pin numbers. “Cell phone users should be (wary) of unsolicited text messages. Such messages should be deleted and all deleted text messages should be removed, if possible, as the perpetrators have been known to use Spyware in conjunction with their text message solicitation,” the alert warns. In February, News Now reported that a cell phone text-message scam was targeted against Keesler FCU, of Biloxi, Mo. Text messages and faxes were broadcast to members and nonmembers in an attempt to get credit, debit or ATM card information. The messages appeared to come from the $1.5 billion credit union and requested that the recipient respond to the communication with the card number, personal identification number or other personal information.


RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
Final field-of-membership rule tops April 30 NCUA agenda http://t.co/gFIhRhUCts
9 hours ago
.@CUNA's @Nussle speaks to @VonnieQuinn about #StoptheDataBreaches and reg. relief. http://t.co/TMTubG9Afk
11 hours ago
RT @NCUFoundation: .The Foundation's @hylandhighway with @NatlJumpStart President/CEO Laura Levine at #FLHillDay2015 today: http://t.co/ep5…
14 hours ago
Seriously underwater homes rise, new-home sales tumble News Now: http://t.co/2LzWTkqnES
14 hours ago
#NewsNow Cornerstone Foundation awards $71K in grants http://t.co/Y6D8K9rwWv
16 hours ago