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The "DCU Your Account Has Been Violated" Phishing Scam

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The "DCU Your Account Has Been Violated" Phishing Scam

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DCU customers who have received the "Your Account Has Been Violated" email below, which claims they need to validate their account profile, 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 Digital Federal Credit Union(DCU) account credentials (usernames and passwords).

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

The "DCU Your Account Has Been Violated" Scam

From: DCU Notifications <dcu@dcu.org>

Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 4:22 PM

To: You

Subject: Your Account Has Been Violated!

Due to the on-going system upgrade, some information's on your account appears to me missing or incorrect.

You have been strictly advised to validate and confirm your account ownership immediately to avoid service interruption and account suspension.

Log On Here to get started.

Sincerely,

Mark Gerald

Information Center Specialist

Digital Federal Credit Union

Digital Federal Credit Union customers should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts. They should always go directly to https://www.dcu.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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