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Phishing

Don't Be the Victim of E-Mail Phishing!

Important information on one of today's most popular fraud scams!

Increases in reports of consumers receiving unsolicited e-mails, often called "SPAM," many times include scams the government calls "phishing."  The most targeted industry for phishing attacks is financial services.  While e-commerce is very safe, members should be careful about disclosing personal information over the Internet.

Phishing is the act of sending an e-mail to a consumer falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the recipient into surrendering private information for the use of identity theft.  In most cases, the e-mail directs the recipient to visit a fraudulent web site to provide personal information such as passwords, credit card numbers, social security, and bank account numbers.

Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union will NEVER seek such information unless you have initiated the transaction.

Several steps can be taken to protect your personal information.

  • When using a website to enter personal information, be sure you are using the web address that is intended.
  • Be cautious of any email that includes requests for personal information.
  • Do not use links in any unsolicited emails to get to a web page.
     

If you suspect you are a victim of an email phishing scam, contact Hawaii Schools FCU immediately by calling (808) 521-0302 or toll-free (866) 521-0302.