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Beware of New Text Message Scam

News Release Date: May 23, 2024

We want to inform you about a scam currently targeting many individuals. Scammers are sending text messages that appear to be from Wildfire Credit Union, asking if you recently completed a transaction.

Do not respond to these text messages or calls. The scammers are sending these messages to various geographical areas with Wildfire Credit Union branches, hoping to trick someone into providing personal information.

An example of a "smishing" text might say you were just billed $192.63 at Walmart and prompt you to click a link if you did not make this purchase. Many people might react quickly and click the link to correct their billing information, falling into the scammer’s trap.

How to Protect Yourself

The best defense against these scammers is education. Slow down and be cautious! Scammers rely on you acting quickly and without thinking. Remember, no bill or payment needs immediate action.

Importantly, Wildfire Credit Union will never ask for your password or login information over the phone. Stay vigilant and protect your personal information.

For further resources on protecting your personal information please visit our security page and our frauds and scams page.

About Wildfire
Wildfire Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative, has a community charter. Membership is open for anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the state of Michigan. 
The vision of Wildfire Credit Union is to build life-long relationships that benefit our members and communities, and to be the most trusted financial partner for our members. Like all financial institutions, we offer a full range of personal and business services to meet your immediate and future financial needs. What sets us apart from the rest of the other financial institutions is our member service.

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