June 23, 2008
You’ve probably heard of phishing, but have you heard of vishing? It’s one of the newest forms of fraud, utilizing phone and internet technology.
Listen to our latest podcast to find out what vishing is and what you can do to prevent being a victim.
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November 26, 2007
You’ve probably heard about “phishing” – in fac
t, we just completed a podcast on the subject. Here is an example of phishing which I received today:
|National Credit Union Administration
Dear Credit Union customer,
In Order to maintain the integrity of entire FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SYSTEM and your CREDIT UNION, NCUA (National Credit Union Administration Inc) is running a data base update. This decision was taken by the High Executive Beaurau of NCUA and it should be followed by all CREDIT UNION customers.
Clicking on the link below will start the procedure to confirm your account details.
http://www.ncua.gov/home/systemupdate/confirm.htmWe apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your co-operation.
NCUA Account Review Department
In phishing attempts such as this, ID thieves send out e-mails, looking for information. Consumers are directed to click on a link, which is not legitimate, but one set up by the thieves to make it look like the real site.
Play it safe – DON’T give out ANY information! If you are in doubt, ask the business or organization that sent the e-mail if it is legitimate.
November 21, 2007
The newest First New York FCU podcast is now available to download. This month the topic is Phishing. In this podcast we talk about what is phishing, pharming and how to prevent having your identity stolen.
Here is the MP3 version. You can click to open and listen to the podcast using your computers audio software, or you can right click the link and save it to your hard drive to listen at a later date on your MP3 player.
Be sure to visit the Podcast section of this blog for all of our previous podcasts.