(WTNH) -- A credit union is alerting its customers about reported attempts to get sensitive information.
Connex Credit Union says some of its members have received text messages that their card has been deactivated and they need to call a specific number.
Connex says it's a scam and you should not reply. To its knowledge no customer information has been compromised.
Below is the message from Connex Credit Union about the suspicious messages.
Debit Card Phishing Text Messages
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Connex received notification over the last several days that some members (and non-members) may have received a text message containing some or all of the following quotes:
"CONNEX C.U. ALERT- Your CARD has been DEACTIVATED Please contact us at 203-533-6242 "
"CONNEX C.U. ALERT- Your CARD has been DEACTIVATED Please contact us at 203-779-8274"
This is a scam external from Connex and an attempt to "phish" data from an individual with the intent of using it for malicious activity. Connex Credit Union has not and does not send text message alerts of this nature to its members. Connex Credit Union would never request sensitive information through a text message or any other type of electronic communication. It is important that you DO NOT respond to these types of messages. Protecting your sensitive information has and always will remain our highest priority.
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