Mid Missouri Credit Union Warns of Phishing Scam

By KOLR10 News

Published 03/27 2014 04:20PM

Updated 03/27 2014 04:25PM

MISSOURI –Mid Missouri Credit Union (MMCU) is warning the community of a possible phishing scam.

According to a news statement on Thursday, MMCU has received over 100 calls from members saying the caller is from MMCU and they are reauthorizing a debit card because the card has been compromised.

The callers then request the member punch in their PIN to reauthorize their card.

MMCU is reminding members that they never call members about debit cards for any reason.

Even non-MMCU members have been receiving calls asking for the reauthorization of the debit cards.

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, card numbers and other confidential information. Phishing email messages, websites, and phone calls are designed to steal money. Cybercriminals can also do this by installing malicious software on your computer or stealing personal information off of your computer.

Cybercriminals also use social engineering to convince you to install malicious software or hand over your personal information under false pretenses. They might email you, call you on the phone, or convince you to download something off of a website.

If you ever have a question regarding your debit card, contact your bank card holder services directly. Don't trust the number you are given by the caller or the person emailing you.

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