09 February 2023
SMS Phishing Scam
We've been made aware of a scam text, purporting to be from 'Credit Union', claiming that accounts have been 'placed on hold' and asking the recipient to click a link (to a cloned credit union website) to verify their account. Your credit union will never contact you by text or email asking you to click a link to verify your account.
If you get such a text or email, please do not click on the link. Similarly, if you receive a phone call masked to appear that it is from the number 01 614 6700, please do not answer, or if you do so, hang up immediately.
If you are in any doubt about any message you receive in relation to your credit union account, please contact us at 050491700 or visit one of our branches in Killenaule, Urlingford or Thurles.
Be Fraud Aware. Misspellings, an unusual website address or a message asking you to act immediately can all be warning signs that the message may be fraudulent.
This phishing scam has been reported to the Gardai at Pearse Street and we have also reported the matter to our website company who in turn have raised an abuse request with the company hosting the scam website. We hope to have the site taken down as soon as possible but this does not mean that a similar scam site will not emerge elsewhere.
It is important to note that scams can take many formats and you should remain vigilant in order to protect yourself. Below are some useful links for further information on common scams and steps which you can take to avoid becoming a victim of a scam.