March 2014, Phishing Email Scam: We have been notified about a phone and email phishing scam and deceitful attempts to obtain cardholder information with the intent of committing fraudulent activity against member accounts. Please click here to see a sample of the email. If you have received one of these emails please do not click on the link or respond. Contact the credit union if you have any questions.
January 2014, Attention Members: Billings has been experiencing a lot of mailbox theft, and it happened to one of our members. Thieves stole her mail in her mailbox and altered her check. They presented the check, with ID, to one of our tellers who thought it looked suspicious. Fortunately, this attempt was stopped, but if you think it can’t happen to you, think again. Please do not put any bill payments in an unsecured mailbox.
August 22, 2012
Scammers are at it again, claiming to be from your bank or credit union. They say your debit/credit card has been cancelled and you must call a number to rectify the situation. The scammers then will ask you personal information to steal your identity. Please use the link below to see the entire news release. We will never ask for your information over the phone. If you do receive a call, please contact us to report the scam.
Here is the link to the Department of Justice News Release: https://doj.mt.gov/2012/08/bullock-billings-police-department-warn-of-debit-card-scam/
June 6, 2012
Beware of emails requesting information and never click inside emails that are questionable. Most have viruses or executable files that will infect your computer. If you receive anything suspicious, please contact your credit union.
September 9, 2011
Phishing Alert: Fraudulent E-mails Targeting Credit Unions
Fraudulent e-mails are being sent to credit unions that appear to be from the Federal Reserve. The content is designed to alert you about a wire transaction that was rejected and/or not processed. These e-mails are not legitimate and are phishing attacks sent by individuals attempting to obtain personal information from the recipients of these e-mails. As a reminder, never open attachments or follow web links in unsolicited e-mails from unknown parties or from parties with whom you do not normally communicate, or that appear to be known but are suspicious or otherwise unusual.
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Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011
To: Doe, John
Subject: Transaction Failed
The Domestic Wire transfer, recently sent from your bank account, was rejected by the Fed Wire.
Please click here for further information.
This service is provided to you by the Federal Reserve Board. Visit us on the web at www.federalreserve.org
March 11, 2011 Phishing Alert
There has been reports of new phishing e-mails claiming to be from NACHA (the Electronic Payments Association). This e-mail directs the recipient to click on a link that will take them to a website that will likely install malicious software (malware) onto the recipients computer. The intention is to steal personal information, login credentials, financial details, and more.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:32 AM
To: Doe, John
Subject: ACH transaction rejected
The ACH transaction, recently sent from your checking account (by you or any other person), was cancelled by the Electronic Payments Association.
Please click here to view report.
NACHA Phishing Alert – Emails claiming to be from NACHA
NACHA is the Electronic Payments Association. They have received reports that individuals and/or companies have received a fraudulent email having the appearance of being sent from NACHA. The subject line of the email states: “Unauthorized ACH Transaction”. The email includes a link that redirects the individual to a fake Web page and contains a link that is almost certainly an executable virus with malware.Do not click on the link. Both the email and related website are fraudulent.
NACHA does not send communications to individuals or organizations about individual ACH transactions.
Always use anti-virus software and be aware of different variations of fraudulent emails. If malicious code is detected or suspected on a computer, consult with a computer security or anti-virus specialist to remove malicious code or re-install a clean image of the computer system.
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Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:27 AM
Subject: Unauthorized ACH Transaction
Dear bank account holder,
The ACH transaction, recently initiated from your bank account, was rejected by the Electronic Payments Association. Please review the transaction report by clicking the link below:
Unauthorized ACH Transaction Report