Category Archives: Fraud Alert

Unfortunately fraud is a problem and very rarely is UKFCU affected by it, but some times we must make our members aware of potential threats.

Target Data Breach Update as of January 16, 2014

New light has been shed on the Target breach, which may now include 110 million people. It appears that someone managed to distribute malware onto Target’s Point-of-Sale terminals. The malware parses data briefly stored in the terminals (stripe data) and… Read More »

July 9, 2012 – Phishing Scam

UKFCU has been made aware that a number of people in the Central Kentucky area have received a letter that claims to inform the recipient that they are a “Customer Service Evaluator”. The letter says that the recipient is to… Read More »

October 17, 2011 – Phishing Scam

UKFCU is receiving phone calls from members concerning a phishing scam. The phone calls members are receiving are automated and state it is from the CU, that their account has been deactivated and in order to reactive the account they… Read More »

September 26, 2011 – Phishing Scam

UKFCU has received notice of a phishing attempt. Some members are reporting receiving a text message like the following: “18599083268@creditunionaccess.com// a pending alert has been placed on your credit union card. Call toll free 1-859-908-3268 for more information.” Please delete… Read More »

July 8, 2011 – Phishing Scam

UKFCU has received notice of a phishing attempt involving text messages. The text messages are being received from the number 404-956-0917 claiming to be from Greater KY CU. The message typically states that a debit card has been compromised and… Read More »

May 4, 2011 – Phishing Scam

UKFCU has received notice of a phishing attempt involving text messages. The text messages are being received from the number 331-442-5288 and inform the recipient that it is supposedly from the UK F.C.U. informing them that their card has been… Read More »

April 19, 2010 – Phishing Scam

UKFCU has received word that there is a phishing email that tries to look like it was sent by excessshare.com or americanshare.com, that states access to your account has been temporarily prevented. The email has an attached file and asks… Read More »

March 2010 – Awareness

Members: Please be advised that another website, UKFCU.com, does exist but it is not your credit union’s site! The University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union is not affiliated with, nor has control over the content of the .com site whatsoever.… Read More »

November 17, 2008 – Phishing Alert

We have received notification from our CURewards™ merchandise vendor, Hinda Incentives, regarding an investigation of a potential systems breach. While Hinda has not fully completed their investigation of this incident, we have received the following information from them: NO ACCOUNT… Read More »