Greater KC Public Safety Credit Union is dedicated to keeping your information confidential. We assure this by employing the most secure systems available, and continually testing our internal and external security. You can feel safe knowing you can always use our systems with confidence.
Please be aware that your Credit Union will never solicit your personal or account information through an email, text message on your mobile phone, or phone call.
If you are in doubt or suspect fraud about a particular communication you are receiving in regard to the Credit Union you should call the credit union directly at 816-504-2800 or 800-338-8567, email us at email@example.com.
Recognizing Phishing and other types of scams
Phishing is a type of fraud designed to steal your valuable personal data, such as account numbers, PINs, passwords, credit card numbers, Social Security Number or other information.
You may see a phishing scam:
- In an email, even if they appear to be from a trusted source
- On a social Networking web site such as Facebook or Twitter
- In an instant message
- On your mobile phone as a text message
- From a phone call to your home or mobile phone
What might a phishing scam look like?
The most prevalent scams are in the form of email. The scammer attempts to direct you to a web page by sending you an email that appears to be from a trusted source. This email may include logos and other identifying information that is taken from a legitimate web site.
The email may look something like this:
In the example above this email appears to be from the credit union. The email seems to simply be asking you to fill out a survey in return for a credit to your account. Once you click on the words Click here you are redirected to a site that poses as a survey and asks for your personal account information.
This scam may have also have used the survey as an opportunity to install a virus on your computer that may log keystrokes and send to information back to scammers.
How do you protect yourself from these scams?
On your computer we recommend you keep your systems up to date by installing available security updates and using antivirus and anti-spyware software.
Security updates for Microsoft Products are available at http://update.microsoft.com.
We recommend you use a common browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Firefox and utilize the phishing filters built into these browsers.
We also recommend that you employ the software firewall built into your operating system.
Finally, we ask that you be cautious of where you go on the internet and to whom you give your personal information.