Credit Union Customers Scammed

A scam targeting customers of a local credit union may have new victims.

Recorded calls claim to be from the Commonwealth Credit Union.

The caller says the customer's account has been stopped.

The message says you need to call an 860 area code number to reactivate your account.

Once you call, it asks for your account information.

27 NEWSFIRST has learned many people in Frankfort received the phone calls late Wednesday night.

The city's 911 center says it even received some calls through both 911 and non-emergency numbers.

Dispatchers say they've already received calls from people who have fallen victim to the scam and have had their bank accounts emptied.

On the Commonwealth Credit Union's web site, it says it will never ask its customers to enter their information into an automated system.

You can also contact CCU if you receive a call, email or text message and have any concerns.

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  • by Location: london on Oct 10, 2008 at 03:41 PM
  • by Vince on Aug 8, 2008 at 09:17 AM
    old people should not be allowed to have accounts if they can't manage them privately.
  • by Reed Location: Lexington on Aug 7, 2008 at 07:20 PM
    Old people will never get it... this will always go on... too many old people that dont have a clue...
  • by Joe Location: Frankfort on Aug 7, 2008 at 01:42 PM
  • by hmm Location: I wonder on Aug 7, 2008 at 01:19 PM
    Why does it often times involve this particular bank? Is it just me who has noticed that? Did this bank not just have a cell phone/Cingular scam recently too, and another phone scam like this recently?
  • by Elizabeth Location: Lexington, KY on Aug 7, 2008 at 10:50 AM
    I just wanted to let people know that the scammers are also asking you to use a '412' area code. (I know because I received a call "from CCU" telling me to call the 412 number.) People need to learn to always call your back or credit card companies direct for any calls, texts or emails they may receive!
  • by Matt Location: Lexington KY on Aug 7, 2008 at 09:37 AM
    When are people going to learn that the banks and credit card companies are not going to call you and ask for sensitive information?


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