Be aware of new scams.
Look and Call
before responding to suspicious emails.
Fraudulent email alert from CUNA:
Be aware of fraudulent e-mails.
The information contained below is not an exhaustive list.
An email is probably fraudulent if the message contains the
- Comes from a financial institution where you do not have an account
- Advertises a service you have never used;
- Contains misspellings or poor grammar;
- Asks you to update personal information online and provides
- Claims your service will be suspended or cancelled unless
you update your information;
- Comes from a foreign country,
particularly foreign lotteries;
- Wants you to send money overseas;
- Offers to send more money than your asking purchase price if you
wire the rest back;
- Notifies you that you won a lottery or
contest you never entered; or
- Demands action to be taken by a
specific date, usually within a few days.
Possible Subject Lines:
- Credit Card Blocked;
- Multiple Password Failures;
- Update Your Personal Account
- Urgent Billing Update;
- Your Account Could Be
Just a Reminder:
Neither Tri-Lakes Federal Credit Union nor any legitimate financial institution will
send you e-mails requesting your credit union user name, password,
personal identification number (PIN) or any other personal identity
information such as an account number or Social Security number.
If you have any questions or concerns
please contact us at 518-891-1666.
Internet and email scams are becoming more commonplace each day. It can be
difficult to know what is legitimate and what is not. The links below
offer information and help.
The links below will
take you to external websites. The information provided by each of
these services is the sole responsibility of the entity providing the
information. The links to each entity is for the convenience of our
Tri-Lakes Federal Credit Union makes no representation, warranty, or
endorsement regarding the accuracy of the information provided. Any
warranties or representations expressed or implied are hereby
disclaimed in their entirety.
(National Credit Union Association) - Fraud alerts, consumer
Online - OnGuardOnline provides practical tips from the
federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard
against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal
The FTC's Identity Theft Site - This website is a one-stop
national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides
detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against
Yourself from Swindles - Informative article.
Working Group - The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the
global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on
eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing,
pharming and email spoofing of all types.