Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Credit Union Scam

Yesterday, I received the pre-4am phone call, today I received this email.

In our terms and contidions you have agreed to state that your account must always be under your control or those you designate at all times. We have noticed some activity related to your account that indicates that order parties may have tried gaining access or control of your information in your account.

Therefore, to prevent unauthorized access to your Southeast Financial Federal Credit Union Internet Banking account,you are limited to five failed login attempts in a 24-hour period. You have exceeded this number of attempts.*

To reactivate your debit card , please call: +1(732-XXX-XXXX)

John Simmonds, President Southeast Financial Federal Credit Union.

© 2008 Southeast Financial Federal Credit Union, All Rights Reserved.

So, I finally called my Credit Union to learn that they are working with state officials and other credit unions to get to the bottom of this. Apparently, the scam artists running this scam have gotten access to home as well as cell phone numbers and clearly email addresses too. I called my local tv station and understandably, they have their hands full with the election. Well, I'll stay on top of this to the best of my ability and let you know what happens.


Anonymous said...

The same thing has happened to me. I received a phone call Sunday night at 10:45 saying the same thing. Then today I received the email. I really hope that they get to the bottom of this!

Anonymous said...

I am a Director of Sales of a Bowling Green, KY hotel. Both myself and my General Manager received the same email twice, just today. I actuall called the number (knowing it was a scam) to see what it would say. It asked for my card number, so I entered one (fake of course), then my expireation date (fake of course) and finally my PIN (another fake). Then the message said "please wait while we verify....Thank you...You have been reinstated...Good bye". I hope no one calls and gives the actual numbers to their card!!