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Email Scams

What is "Phishing?"

 

Through the use of fraudulent emails, Internet thieves attempt to "phish" for your confidential information. They attempt to steal this information from you by means of "pop-ups" or emails with Internet links to deceive you into disclosing sensitive information (such as bank account numbers and Social Security numbers).

 

Oftentimes the email appears as if it comes from a trusted source (such as your credit union) and directs you to a "spoof" website that encourages you to divulge sensitive information.  Additionally, some phishing emails will attempt to install software on your computer (commonly known as "spyware") to capture your keystrokes so that thieves may obtain confidential information like login IDs and passwords.

 

What You Should Know About Avoiding a Phishing Scam

How to Report a Suspicious Email:

 

If you suspect that you've received a fraudulent GWFCU email, please forward it to us at: info@grwfcu.com.

Don't change or retype the subject line—this inhibits our ability to properly investigate it. After forwarding the email, you should delete it from your Inbox, Sent Items, and Deleted Items folders. At GWFCU, we work aggressively with law enforcement agencies to investigate fraudulent emails.

 

If You Accidentally Click on a Fraudulent Link

 

If you followed the link and provided any information, please contact us immediately at (716) 826-6427. Your account may be compromised, and you may want to close your existing account and open a new one. 

 

 


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