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SMS Phishing Scam

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SMS Phishing Scam

Please be aware of messages claiming to be from “your Credit Union”. A number of credit union members have been receiving texts advising them that “their account has been put on hold”. 
Waterford Credit Union will NEVER send an unsolicited link or any link by text message or email.

What to look out for:

The scammers have created a simple clone of the homepage of the Irish League of Credit Unions website. This lead them to immediately contact the company hosting the cloned website to have it taken down.

Unfortunately, the cloning of any website can be done regardless of advanced security features. 

Similarly, phone numbers are frequently masked and is a known attack method (number spoofing) used by fraudsters. This is where, for example, the caller ID displayed is a known or recognizable number but the call originates from a different number. 

Please be aware of these scam text messages and do not click on any links.

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