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Alexandria, Va — The NCUA issued a fraud alert for all federally-insured credit unions about a recent phishing attempt to obtain credit card account numbers and expiration dates.

In reported cases, e-mails were sent to credit union members and to the general public stating that the, “National Credit Union Administration temporarily suspended your account due to fraud attempts.” The e-mail then requests a call be made to a toll free number provided to reactivate the account. The phone number to call has an Albany area code of 518.

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