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Scam E-mails Impersonating Navy Federal Credit Union Resurface, Warns ThreatTrack Security

According to ThreatTrack Security, a security company, fraudulent e-mails posing as communication sent from NFCU (Navy Federal Credit Union) are yet again circulating online targeting unsuspecting Internauts with attractive bait. The e-mails had first emerged back during 2005.

It maybe noted that serving as one well-known financial institution, Navy Federal Credit Union whose other name is Navy Federal has its headquarters in Virginia, USA.

Displaying the title "NAVY FEDERAL Credit Union" and addressing the recipient, the bogus electronic mail tells that on examining the user's account lately, the institution doubts one illegitimate ATM-based financial deal being done on his A/C. Thus to do away with frequent fake dealings while maintain his investments and savings secret, the bank offers services to this effect.

Continuing further, the e-mail suggests that to make sure the recipient's A/C isn't hijacked he should follow a given web-link for logging into Navy Account Access so he can update and validate his profile, while his current account would get 128-bit encryption as also be safeguarded with the bank's security system.

Eventually, the e-mail expresses gratitude to the user for utilizing the A/C Access Security of FCU.

But, the web-link on the scam message, according to ThreatTrack Security, leads Internet-users onto one compromised site having certain spoofed page. Although the compromised site is no longer active, there's still a possibility that online crooks responsible for the phishing fraud soon established other compromised sites.

Meanwhile, according to Navy Federal, the bank has nothing to do with the currently going phishing campaign and that it won't ever dispatch uninvited e-mails to customers asking to provide personal information.

To remain safe, Navy Federal suggests incase any e-mail appears dubious else arrives from any unfamiliar entity then users getting it mustn't follow the web-links or view the attachments provided, while never give away any information. Moreover, they must verify the legitimacy of any given web-link in an e-mail even if leads onto a genuine-appearing site, similar as NFCU within the aforementioned instance, for, fraudsters can well replicate such sites.

Finally, users getting a suspicious e-mail supposedly from NFCU should forward it to mphishalert@navyfederal.org.

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