Phishing: Don't take the bait

Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is an attempt to trick someone into providing sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details. Typically, phishers use email, instant messaging or text message to direct victims to enter detailed personal information at a phony website. However, phishers have used telephone contact, too.

Missouri Credit Union will never ask you for personal financial information through an electronic communication.

To keep your personal financial information secure, you may want to consider the following safeguards:

  • Be suspicious of any email with urgent requests for personal financial information
  • Use antivirus and anti-spyware software to protect your computer
  • Check your online account(s) regularly
  • Review your debit and credit card statement(s) regularly
  • Use a secure website when purchasing online with your debit or credit card(s)
  • Use Travels (Sign in to MCU Anywhere, click Services then Card Controls for set up) before traveling outside of the United States
  • Report “phishing” emails to MCU immediately—call (573) 874-1477 (Columbia) or (573) 635-8007 (Jefferson City) or (800) 451-1477 Toll-free (outside of Columbia and Jefferson City)