Stay Safe This Summer -
Beware of Phishing Attacks
With the recent Data Breach at an Atlanta-based Global Payments Inc., phishing attacks targeting credit union and other financial institution members may increase in the next few months. Please beware of online phishing scams. Phishing refers to a scam where unsuspecting users receive emails from seemingly reputable institutions asking for personally identifiable materials. Phishing emails might pose as your bank or the IRS and include logos of those institutions in order to fool you into sharing credit card and social security numbers.
Global Payments reported that the breach involved less than 1.5 million debit and credit cards for which cardholder names, card numbers and validation codes were taken. Since the addresses and social security numbers were not accessed in the breach, criminals may be seeking this information in particular through the use of phishing. All members please be wary of any suspicious e-mails, text messages or phone calls seeking such personal and financial information.
Important things to remember:
- Never respond to telephone calls, e-mails or text messages requesting personal or financial information.
- Sensitive information includes the cardholder's billing address, the three digit CVV2/CVC2 code found on the back of the card, or enrollment criteria/passwords for Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode.
- Campus Federal will never solicit personal or financial information.
If you have been a victim of a phishing attempt where personal information has been compromised, please contact a Campus Federal representative immediately. We will monitor your account closely and report any discrepancies to you. We will immediately suspend your credit/debit card by blocking the account for all transactions, and issue a new credit/debit card and number. Please report the incident to the credit bureaus and order a current credit report. As with any online fraud attempt, we encourage the affected members to report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission and to file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.