Winnebago Community Credit Union will NEVER request account information via text message, email, website, phone calls or any other means. Do not ever give out any personal or financial information to anyone.
According to the FBI, financial fraud is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. Among this type of fraud is phishing, smishing, vishing, identity theft, credit card fraud and internet scandals. Never disclose via text message (or any other means) any personal information, including account numbers, passwords, or any combination of sensitive information that could be used in a fraudulent manner. Use caution if you receive a text message, voicemail message or email expressing an urgent need for you to update your information, activate an account, or verify your identity by calling a phone number or submitting information on a web site. These messages may be part of a phishing scam conducted by fraudsters to capture your confidential account information. Once this information is obtained, fraudsters have all your personal financial information and do some great damage. Never click on a link from an email you receive. If you question whether an email is legitimate, open up your internet browser and go to the site. Chances are you will not find any information that corresponds with the email. Most likely, it is fraud.
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If you experience any fraudulent activity or are contacted by someone suspicious, please notify the credit union. Gather as much information as possible so we can help put a stop to fraudsters!