Wednesday, May 26, 2010 – NCUA warns of fraudulent e-mail activity. NCUA yesterday said e-mails from simulated NCUA e-mail boxes to members of credit unions may be an attempt to obtain members’ confidential data.
The e-mails solicit credit union members’ participation in an online survey or member survey and promise compensation of $40 for responding. “The emails are fraudulent,” NCUA said. “NCUA does not solicit such information from credit union members. This is a phishing activity with no NCUA activity or approval.”
NCUA said anyone receiving these phishing e-mails should not respond to them. Questions can be sent to NCUA at firstname.lastname@example.org.