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The Lake News Online
  • Osage Police warn residents of phishing scam

  • It has recently come to Mid Missouri Credit Union's attention that more than 100 of their members have received calls advising them that the caller was from MMCU and that they are reauthorizing their debit card with them because their card has been compromised.
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  • It has recently come to Mid Missouri Credit Union's attention that more than 100 of their members have received calls advising them that the caller was from MMCU and that they are reauthorizing their debit card with them because their card has been compromised. Mid Missouri Credit Union personnel attempted to trace the source of these calls but fraudulent callers disguised their number somehow to reflect a number of 999-999-9999 or displays unknown number in the caller ID. 
     
    The callers also request that MMCU members punch in their PIN to reauthorize the cards. 
     
    According to the Osage Beach Police Department, MMCU never calls their members about their debit cards for any reason. 
     
    Even non-MMCU members have been receiving calls asking for the reauthorization of the debit cards. If a member has a question regarding their debit card, contact your bank card holder services directly. Don’t trust the number that is  given by the caller or the person sending the email.
     
    Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, card numbers and other confidential information. Phishing email messages, websites, and phone calls are designed to steal money. Cybercriminals can also do this by installing malicious software on computers or stealing personal information off of the computer.
     
    Cybercriminals also use social engineering to convince you to install malicious software or hand over your personal information under false pretenses. They might email, call  or attempt to convince individuals to download something off of a website.

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