E-Mail Scam Targets Bank Customers
Recently, consumers have received fraudulent e-mails from what appears to be the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The e-mail states that the recipient’s financial institution is failing and the FDIC has taken over. To guarantee that the funds are insured, it asks the person to follow the link provided and enter account information. Although SEFCU accounts are insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and not the FDIC, these e-mails could easily be adapted.
There are certain measures you can take to avoid becoming a victim of this scam. Never click on a link that you are unfamiliar with, as it may be fraudulent. If you are receiving unsolicited e-mails, consider adding the e-mail address to your spam filter. Keep in mind the FDIC and NCUA do not send unsolicited e-mails, so if you receive one it is a scam.
If you ever have a question about an e-mail or phone call you receive, please contact SEFCU to determine the legitimacy of it.
Were You a Victim?
If you think you may have been a victim of a fraudulent e-mail scheme or believe your personal information – like your name, date of birth, or Social Security Number – has been stolen, please contact SEFCU immediately! To protect your funds, SEFCU can cancel your card, add a code word to your account, or close your account and open a new one.
Make sure you don’t become a victim of a fraudulent e-mail scam. Follow the tips above to keep your confidential information safe.