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Fraud Alert: Spam and Phishing
July 8, 2005
Heightened awareness of the June 17 card number theft has paved the way for another
phishing scam. Spammers, seeking to capitalize on the well publicized incident,
have begun sending mass phishing emails and letters to consumers. The communication
references the June fraud incident and asks readers to "confirm" personal information,
presumably as a precaution. Some emails request the cardholder's PIN to validate
card ownership. Most emails appear legitimate, because the spammers have copied
the company's logo and used it in the email or letter.
You need to be prepared.
- Do not click links, call phone numbers, or follow any directions in an unsolicited
email or letter.
- Never provide your PIN, account number or personal information in an email.
- When in doubt, contact the sender by calling their published phone number.
- Monitor your UW Credit Union credit card account online frequently and report any
Please remember, UW Credit Union will never ask for your PIN, personal or account
information in an email.
For more information, please see our Fraud Prevention
Articles. If you have questions, please