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Scammers targeting Utah credit union members


UTAH (ABC4) – Mountain America Credit Union is warning members of a scam involving text messages from scammers claiming to work for the credit union.

Members receive text messages saying that there are suspicious expenses on their accounts. The texts include a link that leads to a site that asks members to enter their banking information through a fake login screen.

Hackers use different tactics and also send phishing emails to members, threatening to suspend a member’s credit or debit card or suspend pending payments.

Scammers use this information to execute fraudulent transactions.

Mountain America Credit Union representatives say there are additional security measures members can take to ensure their banking information remains secure.

The credit union will never contact a member to ask for their password, passcode or six-digit code. Members should not respond to emails or text messages requesting personal information.

For those who receive a suspicious call or text from the bank, it is best to let the caller know that you are going to call the bank to ensure your safety.

Members can also add voice authorization, so if someone gets your information, they can’t call your bank pretending to be you.