Check Scams, Debt Collection scams and other financial scams.
#3527 by Bubbles Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:18 am
An attempt to gather information from credit union members.

Notice the attempt to give credibility to this by giving legal sounding warning at the end.

From National Association of Federal Credit Union Sat May 31 14:47:08 2008
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From: "National Association of Federal Credit Union" <[email protected]>
Subject: Security Measures
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Dear National Association of Federal Credit Union Member,

Due to recent activity, we will suspend any activity on your account in order to allow us to investigate this matter further. If you believe that this action may have been taken in error, or, if you feel that your account may have been tampered with, please respond to this message so that we can provide additional information and work with you to resolve this issue.Go to link below and login to your account:

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After responding to the message, we ask that you allow at least 24 hours for the case to be investigated. Emailing us before that time will result in delays. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.

If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of National Association of Federal Credit Union policy to represent oneself as another National Association of Federal Credit Union user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law.National Association of Federal Credit Union is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

National Association of Federal Credit Union Security Service Center

Bubbles, former Scamwarners moderator.

Rest in Peace 24 June 2015.

Gone, but never forgotten.

#3552 by Ted Baker Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:13 am
This type of email is really a "Phishing" email rather than a traditional 419 scam.
These are sent out in mass mailings in the hope that they will reach a genuine member of the particular bank. The included link takes you to a fake website where you are asked to enter you account details including your PIN. This is then captured and used to empty your account.

No genuine bank/credit union or other financial organisation would send a generic email addressed to "Dear Customer".

Anyone getting such an email who happens to have an account with the "sending" bank should contact their own branch before doing anything.

A real email from a real bank would be personally addressed and would contain information such a your account number, to enable you to identify clearly that it is for real. Even then, it would be wise to double check with your local branch.

After all, it IS YOUR money that is at risk.

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