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Phishing Scams

LorMet will NEVER send a text message about an issue or restriction on your account asking you to call a number and provide card, account, or personal information.

LorMet will NEVER send an email asking you to enter personal information directly into the email or reply with personal information.

 

What is a Phishing Scam?

“Phishing” scam artists try to persuade you to give out personal information to use to steal your money and your identity. Phishing schemes are carried out in person, over the phone, and are largely delivered online through e-mails or pop-ups. These e-mails look very authentic and contain official looking logos from real organizations and other information stolen from legitimate websites like your credit union or other online merchants. Unsuspecting people too often respond to these requests for their credit card numbers, passwords, bank account information, or other personal data.

Scammers may try to trick victims through an e-mail or ad on the Web, offering to make you an Account Manager so you can “earn money at home.” Do not respond to the offer.

If you click on a link in a Phishing scam, scammers may direct you to a fake site, with a similar URL to the real site. Or, the site may be fake, but the address window showing the URL will be hidden by a “floating window”, displaying the legitimate URL to fool you (if you can’t click and type on the address, it may be a decoy address). Links may also trigger the download of programs that record what you type (key loggers).

Learn More: FTC Consumer Information – Phishing (new window/tab)External