Phone Phishing Scam Alert

Attention Members! We have been alerted by CU Answers in regards to the phishing scam below. Please do not give out your debit or credit card information to anyone over the phone and remember to report anything that seems suspicious.


August 18, 2015 – 3:27 PM EDT
Reported by: Tri-Cities Credit Union, Grand Haven, MI

Tri-Cities Credit Union members have recently been targeted in a phone phishing scam in which they receive a call with a prerecorded message from “MasterCard” falsely claiming that their debit card has been compromised, and to press “1” to reactivate the card by entering the card number. A member reported that the phone number of the caller was a Detroit, MI area code. As always, please advise your members to immediately disconnect any suspicious call that relates to their debit or credit card or that requests any personal financial information.

This alert was written by Stacy Brower, posted on August 18, 2015 at 3:27 PM EDT


Here is a quick video on how to spot some common phishing attempts.

Visit http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing for additional consumer information on Phishing scams, provided by the Federal Trade Commision.