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* HARAHAN, La. (5/11/09)--Two Louisiana credit unions are again the targets of phishing attacks aimed at collecting personal information, according to the Louisiana Credit Union League. Jefferson Financial CU, based in Metairie, and Jefferson Parish Employees FCU, based in Harahan, reported that members and non-members are receiving text messages and phone calls informing them their accounts have been closed, are negative, or show suspicious activity. The league noted the calls are not coming from legitimate sources and told credit unions to tell members to report any contact to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 877-382-4357. The phone number that the call or text originates from is not important, but the number recipients are asked to contact is. Informing the FTC that there is a fraudulent 800 number activated will encourage the FTC to disconnect the number, the league said … *
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (5/11/09)--San Mateo CU's (SMCU) Redwood City branch helped fourth graders from Sandpiper Elementary School convert pennies into a check that they could send to their chosen cause, Pennies for Peace, during a field trip Thursday to the branch. Students have collected pennies since Feb. 1. The campaign aims to build a bridge for peace by offering educational alternatives to 400 mountain villages in remote northern Pakistan and Afghanistan. (Photo provided by San Mateo CU ) …


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