Officials of SeaComm Federal Credit Union are warning their members about a phishing scheme reported to them on Wednesday evening.
President and Chief Executive Officer Scott A. Wilson said that some members have reported receiving automated calls on their personal cell phones, the callers stating that they represent the credit union and are calling about a billing error pertaining to their debit card.
Members were asked to provide additional account information as a form of verification.
“As a member of SeaComm Federal Credit union, you will never be asked for your personal information by phone call, email or texting,” said Mr. Wilson. “We don’t use automated systems, we don’t call after hours, and we certainly wouldn’t handle our membership that way,” he adds.
The credit union says that anyone who receives a call of this nature, asking for your private and confidential information, should refrain from further discussion and report the call to the credit union.
SeaComm Federal Credit Union is based in Massena and has branch offices in Canton, Potsdam, Ogdensburg and Malone.