RECENT CARD BREACH COULD INCREASE PHISHING

On the heels of the recent Global Payments breach, credit unions members are at risk for potential increased phishing attacks. These attacks could also target members who were not impacted by the recent card breach.  Be aware of any suspicious emails, text messages or phone calls requesting any personal or financial information.

The next several days or weeks are critical for credit union members to be on the alert for any suspicious emails, text messages or phone calls requesting personal or financial information, especially card data. The card information that may be requested includes, cardholder billing address, 3 digit CVV2/CVC2 code found on the back of the card, or enrollment criteria/passwords for Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode. This card information was not part of the recent Global Payments breach. Criminals may ask members for this information to add to the other card data they may have obtained from the breach to perform card present (key entered) or card-not-present (mail/telephone/internet) non-magnetic stripe transactions.

REMEMBER: never respond to emails, text messages or phone calls requesting your personal account information. If you receive a suspicious request,  immediately contact the credit union.

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