Somerville Municipal FCU is warning it's members to be aware of fraudulent cellular phone text messages/SMS, allegedly from the Credit Union. Some of our members are receiving cellular phone text messages/SMS telling them that their debit card has been restricted and to call the number given to activate it. The phone number is a recording and specifically asks for the member to key in their card number.

Please do not respond or provide any information!

Above mentioned cellular phone messages/SMS aren't originating
from Somerville Municipal FCU!

Somerville Municipal FCU will NEVER ask you for sensitive information by cellular phone message/SMS!

This is obviously a phishing attempt!

Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as Credit card or account details, usernames, passwords, etc. by masquerading as a trustworthy entity (e.g. our Credit Union) in an electronic communication (phone, fax, e-mail, etc.).

If you have received suspicious cellular phone message/SMS,
please report it to us at 617-625-0898.
 


RESOURCES

OnGuard Online - practical tips from the government and the IT industry
Reducing your chances of being a victim of ID Theft
Deter-Detect-Defend Avoid Identity Theft
US Dept. of Justice Identity Theft and Identity Fraud Information
New phone phishing scam on the rise - article from Creditcards.com