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WENDY’S SECURITY BREACH INFORMATION – 3.8.16
Wendy’s is investigating reports of potential fraudulent activity at some of its restaurant locations.  This breach occurred from October 2015 – February 14, 2016 and could impact those who paid with a debit or credit card.  As always, we take your security very seriously.  If you have been impacted, please remember to monitor accounts for peculiar activity.

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FRAUD DEFINITIONS
Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Vishing also called (Voice Phishing) is the voice counterpart to the phishing scheme. Instead of being directed by an email to a website, the user is asked to make a telephone call.

SMiShing is a spin-off version of Vishing.  In this instance the victim receives a text message via their cell phone with the implications that there is a threat to their account and request a callback to a number provided in the message.  The social engineering tactics used are the same as the phishing and vishing attacks; the only difference is the delivery method.

PREVENTION

  • Remember….Hopewell Federal Credit Union will never call, email or text requesting your account number, social security number or last four digits of either.
  • Ignore e-mails or pop-up messages that request personal or financial information
  • Don’t use links in messages, even if the message appears to come from your credit union. Enter your credit union’s Web address in the browser yourself.  Phishers can make links look like they go one place, but it actually send you to their legitimate-looking fake site.
  • Read carefully. Typically, phishing messages are not personalized, whereas official credit union communications are. A typical warning sign is that the communication presents an urgent nature to the request.
  • Call Hopewell Federal Credit Union at 740.522.8311 to confirm the message. Always use the phone number printed on official statements or credit cards.  Do not use the number that appears in the message.

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