SMS/Text Phishing Scams

September 07, 2022   San Antonio, TX


Please be aware of recent reported online banking phishing text scams appearing to be from your financial intuition.

Here’s what you need to be aware of:

  • The message may appear to come from a trusted source, such as your financial institution.
  • The message attempts to convince users to click on a link by warning accounts will be restricted or blocked if they do not respond.
  • The message convinces the user into revealing their online banking credentials, such as logins and passwords.
  • Upon clicking the link, you are asked to provide login credentials and/or other personal information into a spoofed website. 

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself:

  • SSFCU will never initiate a call or text, requesting your online banking credentials, to include passwords, username, one time passcode/activation codes, and account/personal information.
  • Do not respond to texts from numbers you do not recognize.
  • Do not click links inside potential spam messages.
  • Change your passwords on a regular basis and avoid reusing the same password. 

Security Service is committed to keeping your information safe. If at any time you are unsure of the validity of the message you have received, do not respond, or click on the message. Please report to Reportphishing@ssfcu.org.