Posted by brichards on March 14, 2014
There have been multiple reports throughout Indiana of credit union members receiving phishing calls on their cell phones. Some are also receiving calls on land lines. Reports have come from Indianapolis, Grant County and Kosciusko County. Individuals in Grant County have received automated calls claiming to be from Via Credit Union telling the recipient that their card has been “blocked.” The calls request the recipient’s card number and other personal information. Caller ID for Grant County recipients has shown either “Unknown” or as 214-414-1037 – which is a number owned by Verizon but which cannot receive incoming calls.
Unfortunately, there have been some members that have provided the information to the phishers which has resulted fraudulent transactions from Romania and from Russia that have hit their credit union accounts.
Please be aware of this phishing scam and never provide your banking account information over the phone. If you have any questions or receive one of these calls, please call us at 765-284-1015.