"Free Credit Report" Pop-Up Scam Resurfaces
BECCU has been made aware that a marketing scam has resurfaced. The scam involves pop-up ads on your computer, branded with the BECCU logo.
If you encounter this pop-up, do not click on any link that may be contained or enter any personal information.
This fraudulent “adware” attack uses the customer’s Internet browser history to launch the pop-up message, and makes it appear to have come from the bank or other financial institution.
If you should encounter this pop-up ad, please do not click on any associated links, nor provide any financial or other sensitive information online. The pop-up ad did not come from Box Elder County Credit Union, and we will never ask you to provide such information through an email or pop-up message.
This adware attack is not related to Box Elder County Credit Union, and has no impact on the continued safety and security of the website or Online Banking.
To help protect yourself from this type of adware attack, you may want to run anti-malware/anti-virus tools on your computer. If you did encounter this ad and either clicked on the link and/or supplied any information, consider contacting one of the three Credit Bureaus listed below and talk to them about creating a fraud alert. If you have any additional questions, feel free to call us at 435-723-3437 for assistance.
Credit reports may be obtained annually from one or all of the national credit reporting agencies listed below. To request your free credit report go to: www.annualcreditreport.com, or call 1-877-322-8228 or contact the agencies directly.
- Equifax 1-800-685-1111
- Experian 1-888-397-3742
- TransUnion 1-800-916-8800