Posted: 7/28/2009 10:13
Phishing and Fraud
Phishing attempts are becoming more prevalent in banking. Phishing is generally used to solicit personal information to commit fraud, such as Identity Theft, Account Take Over, or Credit Card Fraud. Be aware and learn to recognize the signs of attempted fraud and you can protect your financial assets. PLCU will never contact you by e-mail and require you to click on a link to "update" your information.
If you suspect you've received a fraudulent e-mail, supposedly representing Point Loma Credit Union, forward it to us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s an example of what a phishing attempt looks like:
Vishing — E-mails that tell you to call an 800-number to "restore" your online banking account (after you give up personal information).
Smishing — Text messages on your mobile device with an 800-number to call to "unlock" your online access (when you give up your personal information).