MSU FCU Hit By Phishers

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LANSING, Mich. - (03/07/05) -- MSU FCU said last week that memberswere reporting being asked for verification of account numbers,person identification numbers and credit card information in thelatest of a spree of phishing attacks. The e-mail requests wereapparently from a fraudulent source that was attempting to use theinformation to gain access to member accounts, credit unionofficials said. The credit union sent an e-mail to all memberswarning them of the scheme and alerting them to some of the signsthe messages could be fake, including misspelling of names andincorrect use of product names. About five people contacted thecredit union that they had responded to the phishers.

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