Your financial safety is important to us, be aware of spoofing tactics to avoid financial harm!
Spoofing is when a fraudster calls or texts pretending they are from a government agency, trusted company, or financial institution. The information shown on your caller ID may look like it’s legitimate however, the caller asks for your personal information, such as your pin number, debit or credit card number, or even your online account username and password. No matter how convincing they may seem, never share your personal information.
Here are some additional tips to help you avoid being spoofed:
- Never assume an unexpected call is legitimate. Hang up and call back using a phone number you can verify on a bill, a statement, or an official website.
- Be suspicious. Fraudsters can be convincing.
- Never give out your personal information, such as account numbers, social security numbers, and passwords.
- If a caller asks you to hit a button to stop getting calls, just hang up.
- Use extreme caution if you are being pressured for immediate payment.
Kitsap Credit Union will never call you for personal information over the phone, through text, or by e-mail.
For additional information on ways you can protect your accounts and avoid financial harm, visit our website.