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University Health Credit Union warns of scam

Monday, April 30, 2012 11:31 AM
Last updated 7:38 PM
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University Health Federal Credit Union is warning Richmond County residents of a scam involving the institution.

According to a news release, scammers are calling, texting and e-mailing people in the area in an attempt to trick them out of their money.

Although the credit union has been targeted by scams in the past, scam artists have been increasing their efforts in the past few days.

The messages sometimes claim a card has been stolen and the customer needs to verify credit information. Often the messages are sent early in the morning or late in the evening to catch people off guard.

A spokeswoman at the credit union said no one will ever verify account information over the phone, e-mail or through text message.

Other credit unions in the area are also being targeted similarly.

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jasper1 04/30/12 - 12:29 pm
This actually happened to me

This actually happened to me yesterday. I received my first text message from them at 6 a.m. and about 8 more times during the day! Beware!

nirvona 04/30/12 - 01:16 pm
Same thing happened to me at

Same thing happened to me at 330am on Sunday morning. I don't even have an account with them.

fastgunz7 04/30/12 - 06:25 pm
If YOU do not initiate the

If YOU do not initiate the phone call......NEVER give your information out!! Your financial institution will already have your account/debit card information. If ever in doubt, hang up, call the financial institution mentioned in the message, and verify if they actually called you.

FriedFacts 05/01/12 - 04:44 am
Yep, I got one, too, this

Yep, I got one, too, this past weekend on my hospital pager phone late Sat. night. Ha.

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