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Don't Be Duped by Phishing Scams 

We've become aware of a widespread scam targeting banks and credit unions nationwide using a common technique called phishing. The message encourages members to verify their personal information through a malicious link. This message is fraudulent and Georgia United is not associated with these emails. Please do not click on the link to respond and delete the message.

What is Phishing?

Phishing is a scam that is typically an email, phone call, or text message appearing to be from someone you know or an institution that you do business with, such as Georgia United. It will typically attempt to trick you into responding to the scam by replying to an email or clicking on a link in the message to obtain sensitive information about yourself or infect your computer with malware such as a virus. Phishing scams can look real. These communications are made to seem legitimate by using a Georgia United logo and an email address similar to ours. 

How to Protect Yourself 

Here are some steps that you can take to protect yourself:

Use caution when providing personal information. Georgia United will never contact you out of the blue to confirm your username, password, social security number, account number, PIN or other personal information.
Know how to identify red flags. Check the use of website domains for misspellings or suspicious URLs. Georgia United safe URLs will always begin with "https" and include a closed lock icon.

What Should You Do?

If you think you have been a victim of a phishing scam, we're here to help. Call us at 888.493.4328 to verify that the communication was sent by us. If you receive a phishing email claiming to be from Georgia United, let us know by emailing us or forwarding the phishing email to security@gucu.org.