Here are a few tips to recognize a phone scam

Source: Release Time: 08:43:50 2020-02-01

Many people trust phone calls, especially if the person on the other side of the line knows even a small piece of information. Like email, phishing attempts can yield surprising results. Other fraud takes the form of involuntary commitment and contract approval.

Here are a few tips to recognize a phone scam:

1. Never give out your credit card number on the phone unless you initiated the call to a reliable company that you know.
2. Always ask for written information before you agree to anything.
3. If you suspect that “something’s not right”, get off the phone right away.
4. Don’t provide information that the company calling should already know.
5. Avoid high-pressure sells.

Land Line Telephone Vishing & VoIP (Internet Phones) Vishing Smishing (SMS Phishing) is the mobile phone counterpart to phishing. Instead of being directed by e-mail to a Web site, a text message is sent to the user's cell phone or other mobile device with some ploy to click on a link. The link causes a Trojan to be installed in the cell phone or other mobile device.

NASA Federal Credit Union will never call you to verify your account information. Be sure to use only the phone numbers that you know to be true for the Credit Union when responding to phone messages. If you have responded to a phone scam and provided any confidential account information, please select notify us immediately.