FCU is warning it's members to be aware of fraudulent cellular
phone text messages/SMS, allegedly from the Credit Union. Some
of our members are receiving cellular phone text messages/SMS
telling them that their debit card has been restricted and to
call the number given to activate it. The phone number is a
recording and specifically asks for the member to key in their
not respond or provide any information!
Above mentioned cellular phone messages/SMS aren't
from Somerville Municipal FCU!
Somerville Municipal FCU will NEVER ask you for sensitive
information by cellular phone message/SMS!
This is obviously a phishing attempt!
Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to
acquire sensitive information such as Credit card or account
details, usernames, passwords, etc. by masquerading as a
trustworthy entity (e.g. our Credit Union) in an electronic
communication (phone, fax, e-mail, etc.).
If you have received suspicious cellular phone message/SMS,
please report it to us at 617-625-0898.
● OnGuard Online - practical tips from
the government and the IT industry
● Reducing your chances of being a
victim of ID Theft
● Deter-Detect-Defend Avoid Identity
● US Dept. of Justice Identity Theft and
Identity Fraud Information
● New phone phishing scam on the rise
- article from Creditcards.com