It has come to our
attention that con-artists are using the MDOT FCU name in “phishing”
emails that are designed to fraudulently trick members into providing
Please be aware that MDOT FCU will never
request confidential information through E-mail - we will never
send e-mails requesting your credit union username, password, pin
number, or other personal identity information. We will not call
you and ask you for confidential personal information. (If you call
us, we may ask you for some of that information to verify your identity.)
If you get an unsolicited E-mail asking you to verify or confirm
your confidential personal information or to complete a form that
asks for your confidential personal information, please be wary.
The FBI Internet Fraud Complaint Center reports that such unsolicited
E-mails may result in identity theft, credit card fraud, or other
Internet-based frauds. One goal may be to gain access to your bank
or financial accounts.
- Do not respond to any emails or click on a link in an email
that asks for your personal information.
- Keep in mind - a legitimate organization, financial, government
or otherwise, will NEVER ask for personal information in an un-solicited
email or phone call - not even if you have an existing relationship
with that entity/vendor. If you
did not originate the contact, do not EVER provide any personal
information until you have verified with whom you are speaking/emailing.
- To check whether the message (or caller) is really from the
company or agency, call the agency directly or go to its official
Web site. If you don’t have the telephone number, get it
from the phone book, the Internet, or directory assistance. Use
a search engine to find the official Web site.
Report phishing attempts to:
IC3 is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar
Crime Center. IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive,
develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding
arena of cyber crime. You can also report the problem to law enforcement
agencies through the National Fraud Information Center/Internet
Fraud Watch, www.fraud.org