Phishing Scam

Phishing Scam - June 11, 2013

RCU has been informed of the presence of an SMS text message phishing scam that is contacting people across Canada. People receive an text message (see sample image below), requesting  that they call a toll free number because their account has been locked due to exceeding online attempts. The text messages reference a financial institution name, however the person receiving the text does not always have a relationship with the financial institution referenced, which indicates that the text messages are being randomly sent.

Members who call the number indicated in the text message will be prompted for their card number, expiry date, and personal access code. Members should NOT provide this information at any time, as this may lead to their account being compromised.