In a recent phishing attempt, fraudsters suggest that you can help the government fight terrorism and related money laundering by verifying your personal information.
The fraudsters' e-mail starts by suggesting that you can help the government fight terrorism and related money laundering by verifying your personal information. Then, they attempt to lead consumers to a counterfeit Web site designed to trick recipients into divulging financial data, such as credit card numbers, account user names, passwords and Social Security numbers.
Below is a copy of a recent phishing attempt that was reported to CUNA Mutual.
Notice to All Members!
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all Credit Unions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who has an account, including investors in transactions for which we act as advisor.
What this means for you:
If you are a member of any Credit Union please provide your name, social security number, address, and date of birth, financial information and/or other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.
Please follow the link below to continue:
Link has been removed for your protection
We appreciate your cooperation with this. Thank you.
Detecting a fraudulent e-mail can be difficult. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Be suspicious of any e-mail with urgent requests for personal financial information.
Don't use the links in such an e-mail.
Phisher e-mails are typically NOT personalized.
Please note that Members 1st Credit Union will never ask you to update your account information via the web or by phone. If you receive any type of solicitation to update your account information, please disregard the solicitation and contact the Credit Union right away at (530) 222-6060.