Fraudsters continue to target Wright-Patt Credit Union members as well as those of other financial institutions. Now scammers are sending texts stating that the recipient's account has been “temporarily suspended." In the text, the scammer instructs the recipient to click on a link to restore their account. Below is an example of the text.
This is a scam!
When clicking on the link, the recipient is taken to a fake website that appears to be a Wright-Patt Credit Union website and asked to enter personal and account information such as their name, account number, SSN, and online/mobile banking username and password.
Members have reported receiving fraudulent texts from the numbers below, but these are only just a few.
The fraudulent links in these texts often incorporate variations of the WPCU name (sometimes with nonsense words preceding the WPCU reference) in the website address to appear more valid, including:
These websites may also include the WPCU logo or elements of it (e.g., the biplane). Do not fall for these fakes.
Wright-Patt Credit Union will NEVER text, call, or email you asking for personal or account information.
If you receive a text, call or email appearing to be from Wright-Patt Credit Union, no matter how legitimate, convincing or urgent the request is, do not do any of the following:
Along with many other financial institutions, Wright-Patt Credit Union is continuing to see a rise in fraudulent attempts to gain unauthorized access to member accounts. Fraudsters are contacting members via text messages and phone calls falsifying information to make it appear the texts and calls are from Wright-Patt Credit Union.
Below are examples of some of the texts members have received:
When clicking on the link in the first example above, the member is taken to a fake website that appears to be a Wright-Patt Credit Union website. The website looks like the site below. Upon entering their username and password, members are then asked to enter their Social Security number and full debit and/or credit card number.
If you receive a text, call or email appearing to be from Wright-Patt Credit Union, do not do any of the following, no matter how legitimate, convincing, or urgent the request is.
Delete the text or hang up the phone immediately and call Wright-Patt Credit Union directly at (937) 912-7000 or (800) 762-0047 or visit our website at WPCU.coop to log into Online Banking.