Tuesday, February 21, 2006

New Credit Card Scam

Consumer advocate Clark Howard recently posted information on a new credit card scam that targets credit union members.

One of the most common Internet scams is a technique called "phishing". A person goes "phishing" by trying to get the recipient to divulge personal information such as online passwords or their social security number. In this new scam, the intended victim receives an email that purports to be from the National Credit Union Administration. It targets people who are members of credit unions and it looks very official. Not only are the graphics very real looking, but the link in the e-mail looks real too.

You never want to update your information or your accounts through an e-mail. Always go to the Web site itself or call the organization.

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