Scammers Sending Fake Credit Union E-mails: "We Detected Irregular Activity on your Account"

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Recently there has been a rash of phishing emails purporting to be from various credit unions. Here's one I received yesterday...though informed consumers won't fall for this scam -unfortunately many will unless they are aware of these types of scams. Notice the email it is sent to "undisclosed-recipients" -blasting to countless email boxes.

Though scammers are aware that this particular credit union is in Tennessee, and many like myself who receive this are not,  they know  by the shear volume the emails they send, odds are pretty good that some will fall for it. They often switch out the names of the financial institution as well. Never click on embedded links or dial phone numbers provided in these types of emails. Remember legitimate companies will never ask you to verify or provide information in an email. Stay informed of various scams -see many more scam alerts on this blog! 

Here's the email I received:

"TIC F.C.U"<>

To: Undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject:    We detected irregular activity on your account !
Date: Tue, Nov 04, 2008 09:32 AM          

Dear TIC Federal Credit Union Customer,

We detected irregular activity on your TIC Federal Credit Union account on 11/03/2008.

For your security, your online bank profile has been locked due to inactivity or because of too many failed login attempts.

You can unlock your bank profile online :

Please Click Here to unlock your bank account profile.

Unlocking your TIC Federal Credit Union bank profile will take approximately one minute to complete.

Copyright ©2008 TIC Federal Credit Union. All rights reserved


For more information on this and other scams -search this blog.

Also see: Beware of "vishing" and "smishing"

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