Phishing is a technique that involves tricking users into thinking they’re at confidential site in order to steal the user’s confidential information, passwords, etc.
Recently we have been made aware that consumers (not necessarily members of EECU) have received emails purporting to be from EECU. The return address of the email is a btconnect.com address, and the email reads:
You have received this email because you or someone have tried to access your account from different locations.
In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your EECU Credit Union online account details.
As a precaution, we have limited access to your EECU Credit Union account in order to protect against future unauthorized transactions.
If this is not completed by September 26, 2016, we will be forced to close your account.
We thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
EECU Credit Union Service
If you receive a similar email, DO NOT click on the link or provide any of your personal information. This is a phishing attempt and the linked site could potentially contain malware.
If you have received the email, clicked the link and provided your personal information, please contact us immediately at 817-882-0800 or visit your nearest branch so we can take appropriate action on your account.
As a reminder, EECU will never send you an email that requires you to enter personal information. Whether you access eecu.org using a link or by typing eecu.org into the browser, you should always verify that you are on a legitimate site by looking for https://www.eecu.org in the address bar and verifying the security of the site.