The Texas Credit Union League (TCUL) has been advised of a new phishing attack that targets credit union members. The attacks come in as an email urging members to update their data online. When members access the fraudulent site, their user credentials and account details are requested. Phishing is a high-tech scam that uses spam or pop-up messages to deceive unsuspecting consumers into disclosing their credit card numbers, bank account information, Social security number, passwords, and other sensitive information. Phishers send an email or pop-up message that claims to be from a legitimate business or organization, and the message usually asks that the recipient update or validate his/her account information.
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