Yeni's avatarYeniMember Stories | ‎06-07-2014 04:16 PM

Watch out for this TEXT

I received the following text:
FRM:info@alertsecurity.com
SUBJ:-ALERT SECURITY-
MSG:-ALERT SECURITY-
Please call us immediately at 1-224-766-7849 .

when I called the number listed it tells me my online banking and debit car is currently frozen to please say my 16 digits debit card number or credit card number. Of course I didn't enter my credit card number and hung up. What is this USAA?
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WEBSITE GURU's avatarWEBSITE GURUTrusted Contributor

by ‎06-08-2014 12:17 PM - edited ‎06-08-2014 12:25 PM

Yeni;

 

  1. First of all the text message you mentioned DID NOT COME FROM USAA!

  2. According to the information found here the phone number mentioned indicates that this number is located at Glenview, Illinois (IL) - USA.

  3. This is an obvious PHISHING ATTEMPT. I am glad you did the right thing and hung up.

  4. If you still think that USAA is involved in someway, I suggest you REPORT IT by clicking here.

  5. More information about USAA Security can be read in the FAQ found here.

Thanks for the heads up.

Yeni;

 

  1. First of all the text message you mentioned DID NOT COME FROM USAA!

  2. According to the information found here the phone number mentioned indicates that this number is located at Glenview, Illinois (IL) - USA.

  3. This is an obvious PHISHING ATTEMPT. I am glad you did the right thing and hung up.

  4. If you still think that USAA is involved in someway, I suggest you REPORT IT by clicking here.

  5. More information about USAA Security can be read in the FAQ found here.

Thanks for the heads up.