Monday, May 31, 2010
Beware of robo-calls claiming to be from Coors Credit Union
Both my wife and I, within a couple hours of each other, received robo-calls to our Golden landlines from 207-289-2055 claiming to be from Coors Credit Union saying that due to several fraudulent attempts to access our account, our ATM cards had been deactivated. We were told to press "1" to be connected to the "security department" at which point we were prompted to enter our 16-digit ATM card number and probably our PIN to "reactivate" our account. This is a phishing scam, and neither Rita nor I fell for it, but if you have an ATM card, beware that you don't fall for it! It's a sophisticated operation that matches phone numbers to local banking institutions. I wonder whether they only launch these calls on weekends when they know victims can't contact their bank right away.