PEWAUKEE, Wis. — A new “phishing” scam aims to prey on membersof credit unions–not-for-profit, member-owned financialinstitutions that have more than two million members inWisconsin.

Several members of a Wisconsin credit union received an e-mailquestionnaire recently that prompted them to “take part in a quickand easy 5 question survey” and offered to credit $100 to memberaccounts for doing so. Following the questions, members wereprompted for personal information including account numbers andpasswords. The message appeared to be generated by the creditunion's online services department.

Though the credit union alerted its members upon discovering thescam, it is unclear how many individuals may have fallen victim tothis growing form of identity theft.

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