NCUA Warns of Text Phishing Scam ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Aug. 23, 2016) – The National Credit Union Administration has received consumer calls about a suspicious text message claiming to come from the agency.
- The message reads: “National Credit Union Administration Alert for (recipient's phone number). Contact 844-234-5445.”
- This is not a communication from NCUA. The agency does not seek personal information through the internet or on the telephone.
- Please contact NCUA's Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-755-1030 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern if you receive one of these messages. NCUA also recommends contacting your credit union and local law enforcement.
- If you suspect you may have become a victim of identity theft as a result of this scam, you should immediately contact the three major credit bureaus and request a fraud alert be placed on your credit report: Equifax (866-640-2272), Experian (888-397-3742), and TransUnion (855-681-3196).