Financial institutions in the area have reported a phone vishing scam. Residents in the area are receiving an automated phone call claiming their debit card has been breached. The person is instructed to enter their debit card number, PIN, and sometimes other sensitive information. This is a scam that has occurred in the New England area in the recent past. The fraudsters will cast a wide net, calling as many households as possible in an effort to trick as many people as possible.
Right now we are not aware of any People’s Credit Union members being affected. If you receive a call remember to never give your debit card number, PIN or any other personal financial information to an unknown caller. For more information please visit our learning center for tips on preventing identity theft.