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Alaska Attorney General Kevin G. Clarkson warned of a phishing scam affecting Alaskans, with scammers pretending to be from the $8.3 billion, Anchorage-based Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.

In a press release, the Alaska AG office warned, “The scammers send a text message or email claiming the recipient’s account has been suspended, and that the recipient must click on a link that will take them to a webpage to reactivate their account. The text message or email may look legitimate, but it is not. The scammers are trying to steal your money and your identity. Do not click on the link or provide any personal information.”

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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