"Free Credit Report" Pop-Up Scam Resurfaces
Beacon has been made aware that a marketing scam has resurfaced. The scam involves pop-up ads on your computer, branded with the Beacon logo.
If you encounter this pop-up, do not click on any link that may be contained or enter any personal information.
This fraudulent “adware” attack uses the customer’s Internet browser history to launch the pop-up message, and makes it appear to have come from the bank or other financial institution.
If you should encounter this pop-up ad, please do not click on any associated links, nor provide any financial or other sensitive information online. The pop-up ad did not come from Beacon Credit Union, and we will never ask you to provide such information through an email or pop-up message.
This adware attack is not related to Beacon Credit Union, and has no impact on the continued safety and security of the website or Online Banking.
To help protect yourself from this type of adware attack, you may want to run anti-malware/anti-virus tools on your computer. If you did encounter this ad and either clicked on the link and/or supplied any information, please call us at 1-800-762-3136 for assistance
Credit reports may be obtained annually from one or all of the national credit reporting agencies listed below. To request your free credit report go to: www.annualcreditreport.com, or call 1-877-322-8228 or contact the agencies directly.
- Equifax 1-800-685-1111
- Experian 1-888-397-3742
- TransUnion 1-800-916-8800