Credit union users get scam e-mails
Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union is warning members not to respond to a scam e-mail that's an attempt by Web-based thieves to get people to disclose their credit-card information.
The e-mail lists itself as being from the credit union but links to Web pages where thieves try to trick people into disclosing personal information.
The so-called phishing e-mail is the latest targeting members of Hawai'i-based credit unions through a variety of ruses, including messages that ask people to re-enter personal information and offer payments for marketing surveys. The scam e-mail targeting Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union members notes a slight error in account information has been detected and asks that people verify their data.
Credit unions and banks say they do not ask for personal information over the Internet and that people should call them if they have questions.
"The phishers will use this information to steal your identity and commit fraud," a notice posted on Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union's Web site said. "Please do not respond to this."