Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

New Phishing E-Mail Reported

Posted by | Filed under Security | Nov 3, 2010 | Comments Off

There have been reports of a new phishing e-mail targeting home/property owners. The e-mail comes in claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service asking home/property owners to respond with personal information. Below is an example of the phishing e-mail. UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: REFUND NOTIFICATION After the last annual calculations, IRS has noticed ...Read more.

Check card transactions coming out of New York

Posted by | Filed under Security | Aug 19, 2010 | Comments Off

The Credit Union is having to block check card transactions coming out of New York for a short period of time. There have been ATM counterfeit card withdrawals in that area. In order to better protect the Credit Union and its members these transactions are being blocked for now. If you need to use your ...Read more.

Tax preparers fraud

Posted by | Filed under Security | Aug 19, 2010 | Comments Off

It has been reported that some consumers are being drawn in by individuals claiming to be tax preparers. They provide their personal information (i.e., name, social security number, etc.) to have tax refund completed and the phony tax preparer inflates the information as much as possible with fraudulent information (i.e., claiming children they don’t have, ...Read more.

Fraudulent text messages

Posted by | Filed under Security | Aug 19, 2010 | Comments Off

Mobile Banking provider MShift has received reports from other client institutions of an increase in fraudulent text messages sent to customers’ mobile phones via SMS/Text. If you receive an unexpected SMS/Text message represented as coming from your financial institution, you should contact your institution through a different channel of communication to confirm the legitimacy of ...Read more.

CUNA Mutual alerts credit unions of this risk.

Posted by | Filed under Security | Aug 19, 2010 | Comments Off

Details: Advertisements have been posted on Craigslist as part of member recruitment scams nationwide. The ads solicit current credit union members and offer $75.00 or more for their assistance in gaining membership for ineligible individuals. This scam is targeting credit unions and members across the country. The following are samples of Craigslist ads target credit ...Read more.

Potential Phish Threat for Mobile Phone Users

Posted by | Filed under Security | Aug 19, 2010 | Comments Off

If you have used the Android Marketplace, specifically the Android downloadable by Droid09, it is not a legitimate application. Using your personal computer, NOT your mobile device, please log on to WAVE immediately to reset your login password. Also, immediately take your phone to your mobile provider to have the technical team evaluate your phone ...Read more.

TECHNIQUES USED BY FRAUDSTERS ON SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES

Posted by | Filed under Security | Aug 19, 2010 | Comments Off

Fraudsters continue to hijack accounts on social networking sites and spread malicious software by using various techniques. One technique involves the use of spam to promote phishing sites, claiming there has been a violation of the terms of agreement or some other type of issue which needs to be resolved. Other spam entices users to ...Read more.

E-MAIL “PHISHING”

Posted by | Filed under Security | Aug 19, 2010 | Comments Off

Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is a scam to steal valuable information such as credit card and Social Security numbers, user IDs, and passwords. In phishing, also known as “brand spoofing,” an official-looking e-mail is sent to potential victims pretending to be from their ISP, credit union, bank, or retail establishment. E-mails can be sent to people ...Read more.

LAND LINE TELEPHONE “VISHING” & VoIP (INTERNET PHONES “VISHING”)

Posted by | Filed under Security | Aug 19, 2010 | Comments Off

Vishing, (Voice PHISHING) also called “VoIP phishing for the Internet phones,” is the voice counterpart to phishing. Instead of being directed by e-mail to a Web site, an e-mail message asks the user to make a telephone call. The call triggers a voice response system that asks for the user’s card number or other personal ...Read more.

TEXT MESSAGE “SMISHING”

Posted by | Filed under Security | Aug 19, 2010 | Comments Off

Smishing (SMS PHISHING) is the mobile phone counterpart to phishing. Instead of being directed by e-mail to a Web site, a text message is sent to the user’s cell phone or other mobile device with some ploy to click on a link. The link causes a Trojan to be installed in the cell phone or ...Read more.