Last Updated: 01/22/2014
NCUA Warns about Telephone Fraud - 01/22/2014The National Credit Union Administration today warned consumers to beware of a new telephone fraud, known as a "vishing" scheme, that is using the agency's name in an attempt to obtain personal financial information.
Several credit union members have been contacted by an automated phone call claiming to be from NCUA and notifying consumers their debit cards have been compromised. The call then asks the receiver to follow prompts, which request personal information, including sensitive financial data and personal identification information.
Anyone contacted by this so-called "vishing" scheme should immediately contact NCUA's Consumer Assistance Center Hotline at 800-755-1030 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to report the scam. Operators answer calls Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern.
Target Confirms Massive Credit & Debit Card Data Breach - 12/16/2013Retail giant Target has confirmed that a security breach may have exposed approximately 40 million debit and credit card accounts. Point-of-sale transactions conducted between November 27th and December 15th were likely affected.
The credit union will be contacting members who were affected by this, but in the mean time, members should be taking precautions outlined in this article: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765643888/Answers-to-questions-about-the-Target-data-breach.html
Please remember that National JACL Credit Union will never ask you for personal information, or information about your credit union accounts via e-mail, a web page, or over the phone.