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Beware of "Community Resource Credit Union Account has been Locked" Phishing Email Messages

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Beware of "Community Resource Credit Union Account has been Locked" Phishing Email Messages

Community Resource Credit Union customers are asked to delete and not follow the instructions in email messages that claim that their online banking accounts have been locked. The email messages (see a sample below) are phishing scams that are being sent by cybercriminals to frighten their potential victims into clicking on a link within the same email messages, which go to phishing websites that steal Community Resource Credit Union account credentials (usernames and passwords).

Community Resource Credit Union cutomers who have already been tricked by the phishing email messages are asked to change their passwords and contact Community Resource Credit Union immediately, before their money is stolen, online accounts hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.

A Sample of the Community Resource Credit Union Phishing Email

From: Community Resource Credit Union downey.189@osu.edu
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:21 AM
Subject: Locked account

Our Valued Member,

Your account has been locked due to several unsuccessful attempts

Click here to unlock and regain access to your account

Best Regards,

Community Resource Credit Union

Community Resource Credit Union customers should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts. They should always go directly to https://www.crcu.org/ and sign into their accounts from there. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of changes, verifications or updates that need to be done to their accounts.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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