Phishing, pronounced “fishing,” is the act of sending a false email claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the recipient into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The email directs the recipient to visit a web site where they are asked to update personal information, such as passwords, social security number, credit union account numbers – this is information that the legitimate organization already has.
This is an important security message from Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union. Protecting your privacy and security is a priority for us.
Please observe the following tips for safeguarding your financial information:
- DO NOT share banking account information or credit/debit card numbers, PIN’s, passwords or your Social Security number with ANYONE that you did not contact yourself.
- DO NOT respond to unsolicited cell phone text messages.
- DO NOT click on links in unsolicited e-mail messages.
Remember, we at Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union will never contact you and ask for your personal financial information. If you have any doubt regarding any request for information on your account here, please contact us directly at 605-374-3380.