This summer, be aware of a form of internet email fraud known as phishing. This practice refers to fraudulent email messages requesting confidential information. The information then allows the perpetrator to gain access to the victim’s accounts and steal the victim’s identity.
- Emails asking you to reset account information, restore access or for confidential information
- Suspicious, unsolicited emails containing attachments or requiring members to send personal information via email or pop-up windows
- Maintenance/Account Recovery emails
- We will never ask for personal or account information
- DO NOT respond to the email in any way
- DO NOT click any links
- DO NOT open any attachments
- DO NOT provide any data
Reporting Fraudulent Activity
If you believe you are a victim of phishing:
- Change your password
- Contact credit reporting services and have a fraud alert attached to your credit report file
- Monitor the activity in your account for a period of time.
- Notify Griffin IT Service at (336) 899-0265
TIP! NEVER provide your confidential banking or personal information to anyone other than a reputable merchant you trust!
If you do, you risk being held responsible for any potential losses. If something doesn’t seem legitimate, it probably isn’t.