Penn State Federal Credit Union warns of phishing scam

June 12, 2012

Penn State Federal Credit Union is warning members of the University community to beware of a phishing scam targeted toward credit union members, among others. The scam, which is being conducted by way of phone calls and text messages, tells recipients that their cards have been deactivated or locked and asks for sensitive account information. Do not respond to such messages.

Members of other credit unions in the area also may be affected and should be on the lookout for similar communications. According to State College Police, a second phishing scam is seeking financial information from guests at local hotels. All such calls should be ignored.

Penn State Federal Credit Union members who have been contacted and have supplied any account information should call the credit union immediately, at 814-865-7728 or 800-828-4636. The credit union will never send a text alert asking members for personal information.

Last Updated June 12, 2012