Moog Federal Credit Union

Phishing Scams

What is “Phishing”?

 

Through the use of fraudulent emails, Internet thieves attempt to “phish” for your confidential information.  They attempt to steal this information from you by means of “pop-ups” or emails with Internet links to deceive you into disclosing sensitive information (such as bank account numbers and Social Security numbers.)

 

Oftentimes the email appears as if it comes from a trusted source (such as your bank) and directs you to a “spoof” website that encourages you to divulge sensitive information.  Additionally, some phishing emails will attempt to install software on your computer (commonly known as “spyware”) to capture your keystrokes so that thieves may obtain confidential information like login IDs and passwords.

 

What you should know about avoiding a Phishing scam:

 

1)  Moog Employees FCU will not send you unsolicited emails with embedded links or pop-up windows that ask for confidential information.

 

2)  Do not use or click on links embedded within an email unless you are expecting such an email because you initiated the communication.

 

3)  Phishing emails tend to have a sense of urgency with titles such as “Your account will be closed or suspended”.  Also look for obvious spelling or grammatical errors.

 

4)  Use anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date.  Also, use a spam filter to block emails that look like spam from your inbox.

 

5)  Do not email personal or financial information.

 

6)  Regularly check you bank account statements, credit card statements, and online accounts for suspicious activity.

 

7)  Report any suspicious emails to info@moogemployeesfcu.com.

 

If you suspect that you’ve received a fraudulent Moog Employees FCU email please forward it to us at info@moogemoployeesfcu.com.  After forwarding the email, you should delete it from your Inbox, Sent Items, and Deleted Items folders.

 

 


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