Navy Federal Credit Union Member(NFCU) customers who have received emails like the one below, which claims their online profile has been temporarily deactivated for security reason, asked to delete and not follow the instructions in them. Theis is because the emails area a phishing scam that is being sent by cybercriminals to frighten their potential victims into clicking on a link within the same email messages, which go to phishing websites that steal Navy Federal Credit Union Member(NFCU) account credentials (usernames and passwords).
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Navy Federal Credit Union Member customers who have already been tricked by the phishing email messages are asked to change their passwords and contact Navy Federal Credit Union Member (NFCU) immediately before their money is stolen, online accounts hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.
The “Navy Federal Online Profile Temporarily De-Activated for Security Reason” Scam
From: NavyFederal CreditUnion <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 3:29:04 AM CST
Subject: Security Preferences Messages.
Your NavyFederal Online profile has been temporarily De-Activated for security reason.
This may be due to changes in your IP address or locations
We require that you validate your Account Ownership to help ensure your safety and security.
Validate Your Account
We value your business and the opportunity to serve all your financial needs.
Copyright 2017 NFCU.
Navy Federal Credit Union customers should never click on a link to sign into their online accounts. They should always go directly to https://www.navyfederal.org/ and sign into their accounts from there. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of changes, verification or updates that need to be done to their accounts.
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