Cincinnati Ohio Police
Federal Credit Union
959 W 8th St
ABA/Routing # 242076591
Email Us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 1, 2011
Today, we have been alerted to a Phishing Scam that is currently underway in our area. “Phishing” is an attempt to trick you into revealing your sensitive information (including credit / debit card information). The fraudsters may call you, produce text messages, emails, voice mails and even websites that on the surface may appear to be from a legitimate organization or trusted source. At this time, we want to make you aware of this latest scam so that you can recognize these fraudulent attempts and protect yourself against them.
In this case, the format being used is a phone call from the 410 area code (Baltimore, MD vacinity). The fraudsters are calling individuals in our area stating that they are from Visa / Mastercard’s Fraud Department. They say that your credit or debit card has been compromised and they need you to confirm all the card information. They then ask you for the 16-digit card number, expiration date, the name on the card and the 3-digit security code on the back.
We would like to remind you that COPFCU and other reputable financial institutions will never contact you (whether via phone call, text message, email, or voice mail) and ask you to provide account information or personal information. Legitimate sources already have this information. If you receive this type of call, do not provide any information. Instead, call the number on the back of your card. If you are suspicious of any communication that appears to be from Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union, we urge you to call us immediately at (513) 381-2677.
To avoid becoming a victim of a Phishing scam on any of your financial accounts, COPFCU offers the following advice:
Again, the purpose of this communication is to make you aware of this latest phishing scam. If you have any questions regarding this information or believe you may have been impacted by this scam, please call us immediately at (513) 381-2677.Sincerely,