Our CU Online + Banking services are a safe and convenient way to manage your finances, but you need to take care to guard against Internet and other types of fraudsters.
We have been informed that there is currently a phishing scam targeting Financial Institutions. People who have been targeted will receive an email or text message from an address or phone number that seems legitimate. Some of the reported emails and texts refer to topic around the recent COVID-19 Outbreak (see samples below). Many of these scams are designed to infiltrate members’ computers, monitoring their online interactions and recording personal details with a view to gaining access to personal financial accounts. Please remember Cara Credit Union never ask members to provide their Online Banking or CuAnywhere App login details through email. In addition, Cara Credit Union will never disclose your account details or personal details via email.
If you suspect you have been targeting by a phishing scam please inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CORONAVIRUS SCAM WARNING From The Department of Social Protection
Fraudsters have sought to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis by trying to trick members of the public into surrendering their banks details over the phone.
Callers have claimed to be processing social welfare payments available from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to those people who have lost their jobs due to the infection outbreak.
The Department said it had become aware of the scam and confirmed the fraudsters were seeking bank details from those people they were targeting.
It added it “wished to make it absolutely clear” that it never requested bank account or other financial institution account details from its customers by phone or on social media.