The Indiana Credit Union League has learned about a phishing scam that is affecting credit union members in the Kokomo area. Phone calls and voice messages are telling recipients that their credit union debit/credit card has been deactivated. The call then asks the receiver to follow prompts, which request personal information, including sensitive financial data and personal identification information. All calls that have been reported have been made to cell phone numbers.
Afena FCU will not ask you to release any personal information including sensitive financial data or identification information over the phone for security reasons.
Phishing Alert: Pop-Up Ads
Afena Federal Credit Union has been notified of some suspicious pop-ups which appear at a glance to be affiliated with Afena Federal Credit Union. These pop ups are not related or affiliated to Afena FCU and it is very possible these pop ups are being generated by some adware on our members personal computer. Please do not disclose any of your account information or credit card information. This is a phishing attempt to defraud credit union members.
Fraud Alert: NCUA "vishing" scam is reported in Indiana
The League has learned that a scam identified by the NCUA has been reported in Indiana. The scam uses the agency's name in an attempt to obtain personal financial information. Credit union members from around the country have been contacted by an automated phone call claiming to be from NCUA and notifying consumers their debit cards have been compromised. The call then asks the receiver to follow prompts, which request personal information, including sensitive financial data and personal identification information. The Indiana calls have been made to cell phone numbers, and the caller ID shows just three digits - 543.
Action to take: Anyone contacted by this so-called "vishing" (voice-based phishing) scheme should immediately contact NCUA's Consumer Assistance Center Hotline at (800) 755-1030 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to report the scam. Operators answer calls Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.