Phishing scams can take many forms. Sometimes scammers use fraudulent emails or texts or mimic websites that you trust to get you to share confidential, personal information – like account numbers, Social Security Numbers, or usernames and passwords. Phishing scammers usually give their targets a false sense of security because they make the text message, email, or website look like one the victim is familiar with. Worst of all, they usually make the message seem extremely urgent or there will be negative consequences.
Protect yourself by following the tips below:
If you think you’ve received a phishing email or text make sure to report it immediately. Forward phishing emails to [email protected] and to the organization impersonated in the email. For more information about how you can protect yourself visit SEFCU’s Security Section.