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Fraudulent Phishing Email from “Numericacu@accountant.com”
Some Numerica members have received an email from “firstname.lastname@example.org” asking the recipient to respond in regards to an expected check order. Once the member contacts the number listed, they are then asked for account and personal information.
If you receive this email, please ignore the instructions and delete it without clicking any of the links or opening attachments. Most phishing emails are very well designed and can look legitimate with logos and links to the actual company website.
Some tell-tale signs to look for when determining if an email is a phishing attempt are:
- Generic greeting or not addressed to you (although this is not always the case)
- Poor grammar and punctuation
- The sending email does not use a correct domain after the “@”
- The email asks you to link to a webpage that does not have the correct domain or isn’t the real company’s web site
- The web address doesn’t use “https” (secure connection)
At Numerica, we understand that a situation like this creates stress and anxiety about the safety of your account information. If you have further questions about this or any other correspondence that looks suspicious, please visit your favorite branch or call us at 800.433.1837.
Numerica’s free real-time fraud monitoring service monitors members’ debit and credit cards for fraudulent activity and might text you if fraud is suspected. Unless you have just activated a new product or service, Numerica would never reach out to you for your personal account information, including Social Security number or credit card information, by email, text, or over the phone.
If you receive a suspicious email, text, or phone call, don’t give out any information and immediately call Numerica at 800.433.1837.