PHONE SCAM ALERT
Protect your account!
Many of us trust phone calls, especially
if the person on the other end knows even
a small piece of information about us.
Here are a few tips to recognize a phone scam:
If you suspect that "this does not sound right",
hang up the phone immediately.
If you are pressured to make a quick decision.
If you are asked to go to a specific website- like to fix a computer issue or download a new software program. The caller could be a hacker. Just by visiting the requested website, you could be enabling malware to infect your computer without even downloading anything.
The number on the telephone display can also be fake.
Never give out your personal information, account number,
credit or debit card information on the phone unless you
initiated the call to a company that you know.
Never agree to complete a wire transfer to anyone
unless you know them personally.
Always ask for written information before you agree to anything.
Be sure to use only the phone numbers that you know to be a true number for the Credit Union when responding to phone messages. If you have responded to a phone scam and provided any confidential account information,