Monday, July 21, 2008

Phishing for Credit Union members

The scheme of the day today is an apparently VoIP based phishing attempt with the call asking victims to call 515-414-2182. The call claims to be from a local credit union, and that the victim's credit union card has been deactivated. Notes on this can be found on's listing for the number.

I'll be spending some time today reminding staff that they shouldn't call a number provided in a voicemail or on the phone without verifying it, and this looks like a great opportunity for our next outreach and education project.

1 comment:

matt said...

The same goes doubly for people calling you directly, purporting to be from [institution of choice] and asking for SSN/maiden name/other personally identifiable information.

I know it sounds like common sense, but you never know with some people.. I mean after all, caller ID can't be spoofed, right? .. RIGHT?! ;)