(April 2012) Due to increases in online fraud, online purchases or payments made with your UECU Debit Card may be blocked if the company or payment center is located outside of Minnesota. Please contact the credit union if your card is declined. We recommend using your UECU Visa Credit Card verses your debit card for online payments.
The number of fraudulent emails, text messages and phone calls known as "Phishing" has increased recently. Many follow the same outline. They appear official but are general enough to include almost any user. The email, text or phone call will also imply that some type of urgent action is needed to protect your account. If you receive anything similar to this, please contact us immediately before taking any action that the contact may suggest. United Educators Credit Union will never ask you to send personal account information through email.
Fraudulent email cases:
- Phishing Fraud Alert: Email Solicitation Using NCUA Address - in cases reported to NCUA, the perpetrator(s) sent fraudulent emails, representing to be from the NCUA, to credit union members and the general public. The emails state the NCUA will add $50.00 to the member's account for taking part in a survey. The link embedded in the message directs members to a counterfeit version of NCUA's website with an illicit survey that solicits credit card account numbers and confidential personal information.
- Email Fraud Alert: Beware of Fraudulent Emails Claiming to be from NACHA with Subject Line:"Electronic Payments Association"
- Email Fraud Alert: Beware of Fraudulent Emails Claiming to be from NACHA with Subject Line:"Unauthorized ACH Transaction"
- Phishing Fraud Alert: The most recent scam is claiming to be from the FDIC and could easily be spun to appear as if it is coming from NCUA as well.
For information on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, visit our Identity Theft Resource Center.
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