Beware of "Navy Federal Credit Union Deposit Notification" Phishing Scams

Beware of "Navy Federal Credit Union Deposit Notification" Phishing Scams

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Navy Federal Credit Union Member(NFCU) customers who have received emails like the one below, which claim there is money pending in their account are asked to delete and not follow the instructions in them. This is because the emails area a phishing scam that is 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 Navy Federal Credit Union Member(NFCU) account credentials (usernames and passwords).

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Navy Federal Credit Union Member customers who have already been tricked by the phishing email messages are asked to change their passwords and contact Navy Federal Credit Union Member (NFCU) immediately before their money is stolen, online accounts hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.

The "Navy Federal Credit Union Deposit Notification" Scam

From: "Navy Federal Credit Union" <MyNavyFederal-response@email.com>

Sent: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Subject: Deposit Notification of $7,900.00 pending in your Navy Federal Account.

This message confirms a deposit notification of $7,900.00 pending in your Navy Federal Account.

Please sign on to Account Access to confirm your pending deposit for processing immediately.

You will be notified separately when your deposit has been confirmed and processed accordingly.

For quick access to your account, please click here to review your pending deposit.

For more information, please sign on to your account now to view your recent account activity.

IMPORTANT: If you believe you've received this in error, then you can safely ignore this email.

Do not reply to this message.

Thank you,

Navy Federal Credit Union

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

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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