Breach Alert Update
(April 5th, 2012)|
In the wake of the recent data breach, the next several weeks will be critical for CCU
members to be on the alert for any suspicious emails, text messages or phone calls
requesting personal or financial information, especially MasterCard or Visa data. The
card information that may be requested includes, cardholder billing address, 3 digit
CVV2/CVC2 code found on the back of the card, or enrollment criteria/passwords for
Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode. This card information was not part of the recent
Global Payments breach. Criminals may ask for this information to add to the other card
data they may have obtained from the breach to perform card transactions.
Members are advised to never respond to emails, text messages or phone calls requesting this
type of information. If you receive a suspicious request, contact the credit union immediately.
Being alert and aware of this potential phishing campaign may help curb the potential for ID
theft that may result from the recent card breach.