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Thousands in Kentucky receive vish scam targeting CU
FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/11/08)--A state official issued a warning in the aftermath of thousand of Kentuckians receiving scam recorded phone calls last week claiming their credit cards had been suspended and their accounts at Commonwealth CU frozen. Attorney General Jack Conway said the calls are a scam and that state investigators received many complaints. They confirmed with Commonwealth CU that the calls are a hoax intended to compromise members’ accounts. He told Kentucky citizens not to respond to the calls. (US Fed News Aug. 7). The bogus message asks people to call a toll-free number and enter their credit card numbers to reactivate their accounts. Members of the $717.4 million asset, Frankfort, Ky.-based credit union and nonmembers reported receiving the calls on their home, work and cell phones.
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