FRAUD ALERT!

 

5/20/2014 - IE Vulnerability
Microsoft and other well-known security agencies announced a  critical security vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11. Visiting certain websites that host malicious Flash content could compromise a user's system and allow an attacker to run programs on the user's system. If the vulnerability is exploited and malicious software installed, it will be able to run with the same security rights as the user accessing the website. Please visit Microsoft at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/2963983 for further information regarding the exploit.

 

4/14/2014 "Heartbleed Bug"
You may have heard in recent news about the Heartbleed bug, which can compromise encryption used by some websites and allow users to be susceptible to fraudsters stealing your personal information.

Rest assured, Everett Credit Union's online systems are not impacted by the Heartbleed bug.

As a consumer, there are ways to enhance your security and provide greater peace of mind. Here are some important tips you may consider:


• Update your account passwords periodically.

• Use unique user names and passwords for each of your online accounts.

• Protect your user name and password information by storing it securing.

• Never provide account information to someone who contacts you by telephone or email.

 

1/7/2014 "TARGET BREACH"
As we continue to monitor the recent Target compromise, we have learned of recent phishing emails related to the Target breach. The emails look like they are from Target and play on the fears of the public that they may have had their card compromised. Proceed with caution if you receive an e-mail from Target. Do NOT OPEN any links that may be included in these emails as that could potentially allow additional access to your personal information. Target plans to post any and all emails to their breach-related site so its customers will know the difference between valid emails and phishing emails.

 

3/8/2013 "MOBILE FRAUD ALERT"
Everett Credit Union does not utilize any mobile or telephone solicitation to members. If you receive a recorded phone call asking you to confirm information on your Debit Card from your "Credit Union", HANG UP. If calls continue, please contact your local police.

 

2/21/2012 "E-MAIL PHISHING ALERT"
Please be on alert for Phishing emails that references the "eNFact" product. The email directs recipients to click on a link that takes them to a mock web site. We presently believe it may install malicious software and could become a serious threat. For more information on phishing, please read previous alerts listed below or call Member Services.
 

9/1/2012 “EMAIL/TEXT MESSAGING ALERT
Some credit union members have reported receiving an email or text message that their account has been compromised and to call a 1-800 number. If you receive a similar email or text message, DO NOT respond to it. This type of scam is considered phishing. See previous alert to learn more about phishing. 

 

2/21/2012 “E-MAIL PHISHING ALERT”
Please be on alert for Phishing emails that references the “eNFact” product. The email directs recipients to click on a link that takes them to a mock web site. We presently believe it may install malicious software and could become a serious threat. For more information on phishing, please read previous alerts listed below or call Member Services.
 

 

8/17/2011 “EMAIL/TEXT MESSAGING ALERT”
Some credit union members have reported receiving an email or text message similar to this: "Your Credit Union debit card has a pending alert. Call now toll free: 1-404-891-1102 and follow instructions to resolve this issue." If you receive a similar email or text message, DO NOT respond to it. This type of scam is considered phishing. See previous alert to learn more about phishing.

 

 

8/15/2011 “TELEPHONE FRAUD ALERT”
Everett Credit Union does not utilize telephone solicitation to members. If you receive a recorded telephone call stating that your “Credit Union” credit card has been frozen for security and asks for your debit card numbers and security code, HANG UP. If calls continue, please contact your local police.

 

 

6/6/2011 “E-MAIL PHISHING ALERT”

Phishing is a type of electronic deception designed to get valuable personal data from you, including your social security number, credit card numbers, passwords, account data and other personal information. Con artists send out millions of fraudulent e-mail messages daily that appear to come from legitimate Web sites. The e-mails ask you to provide personal information, which the thieves use to steal your identity theft.

These realistic-looking e-mails generally include official-looking logos from real organization and other identifying information taken directly from legitimate Web sites. They often include a link that appears to go to the legitimate Web site, but will actually take you to a “spoofed” copycat scam site.

Here are some phrases that help to identify fraudulent e-mails:

• Verify your account
Any legitimate business will not ask you to send passwords, login names, Social Security numbers or any other personal information via e-mail.
 

• If you don’t respond within 48 hours, your account will be closed
They are attempting to create a sense of urgency, so you feel like you don’t have time to verify their information through the proper channels.
 

• Dear Valued Customer
Phishing messages are generally sent out as mass e-mails and aren’t personalized.

• Click the link below to gain access to your account
The Web site address looks real, but if you hold your cursor over it, you’ll see a new Web site address pop up that looks nothing like the original. This is the “real” Web site you are going to.

As a reminder, Everett Credit Union will NEVER send you an e-mail asking for your personal information. If you get one that claims to be from us, report it immediately!
 

 

5/31/2011 “TELEPHONE FRAUD ALERT”

Everett Credit Union does not utilize telephone notification or marketing to members. If calls continue, please contact your local police.

 

 

5/16/2011 “VISA DEBIT CARD FRAUD ALERT”

Everett Credit Union was notified by Visa regarding possible compromised Debit Card's. ECU has contacted all members possibly compromised and haved closed those debit cards and reissued new cards and PIN's.

ECU would like to remind members to always keep your Personal Identification Number (PIN) and Debit Card secure.
 

Please contact member services for additional information or assistance.

 

4/25/2011 “TELEPHONE FRAUD ALERT”

Everett Credit Union does not utilize telephone notification or marketing to members. If calls continue, please contact your local police.