A blanket text message is being sent to cell phone numbers suggesting that it is coming from a credit union. This is a fraudulent message and NOT coming from a credit union. The text message reads: “Urgent: IDENTIFICATION. CALL TOLL FREE. 888-767-7682”.
This is a scam known as Phishing. Phishing is a high-tech scam that uses a text message or email to deceive consumers into disclosing their personal information. Phishing is considered a two-time scam. First, it steals a company's identity and then uses it to victimize consumers by stealing their credit identities.
If you happen to receive a text message or email, Do Not Respond! If you did respond to the message and provided credit or debit card information, please contact your credit union immediately to have your account blocked to prevent any fraudulent activity.
The Better Business Bureau offers these tips to consumers:
If you have any other questions, please call your BBB at 330.744.3111 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.