Did you receive a text from +18162559860 telling you your account was temporarily suspended? Do not engage. It is a scam text message!
What Is Community America Credit Union Text Scam?
People have been receiving texts informing them that their account has been suspended due to online suspicious activities. Following the message is an instruction to restore their account, which starts with a prompt to click this link: https://communityamerica.com/confirm/community. But this is a scam text we have seen countless times, and we know how it works.
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How It Works
The Community America scam text informs the reader that their account has been suspended. They then require the recipient to fill in their information afresh, as a way to keep the account updated. Their aim is to pretend they want to help you resolve the problem, and after collecting your personal information, they would have access to the sensitive details needed to steal money from you.
Inputting your credit card details into their system is handing them the information they need to steal money from your card. Doing this will be giving up your credit card information to thieves.
What To Do
When you receive such messages and want to be sure it is not scam, do the following:
- send the company an email to confirm the authenticity of the text
- if the company says the message is not from them, delete the message immediately
- do not, out of curiosity, click the link or call that number to see where it leads
Phishing scams are on the rise these days, and a lot of people have lost sensitive information to hackers. Please stay away from strange texts prompting you to give up your personal information.
We have come across scams like this a lot. What you have to do firstly is not to click on links you do not understand or call strange numbers, and always be sure the source of the message is genuine before you engage.