THIEVES ARE NOW USING TEXT MESSAGES TO STEAL PERSONAL INFORMATION
Scammers are finding new ways to get your personal information and now they are invading our cell phones. It's called SMISHING. They send text messages making false claims to obtain personal information. The most common SMISHING scam so far is a text message claiming your credit union account is frozen, and a toll free number is provided to call to clear things up.
If you receive a "SMISHING" message:
1. DO NOT REPLY to the message. It could be a test to see if your number is active, which could result in more unwanted messages.
2. Notify CAL CENTER immediately
3. Notify the cell phone provider and have them put a block on premium text messages