Internet Safety

Be aware of fraudulent e-mails.

The information contained below is not an exhaustive list.

An email is probably fraudulent if the message contains the following:

  • An email is probably fraudulent if the message contains the following:
  • Comes from a financial institution where you do not have an account
  • Advertises a service you have never used;
  • Contains misspellings or poor grammar;
  • Asks you to update personal information online and provides a link;
  • Claims your service will be suspended or cancelled unless you update your information;
  • Comes from a foreign country, particularly foreign lotteries;
  • Wants you to send money overseas;
  • Offers to send more money than your asking purchase price if you wire the rest back;
  • Notifies you that you won a lottery or contest you never entered; or
  • Demands action to be taken by a specific date, usually within a few days.

Possible Subject Lines:

  • Credit Card Blocked;
  • Multiple Password Failures;
  • Update Your Personal Account
  • Information;
  • Urgent Billing Update;
  • Your Account Could Be Suspended

Just a Reminder:

Neither Tri-Lakes Federal Credit Union nor any legitimate financial institution will ever send you e-mails requesting your credit union user name, password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other personal identity information such as an account number or Social Security number.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 518-891-1666.