Credit Union, Resident Warns Others of Scam

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

They looks real, sound real, and will really take your money if you're not careful. But fortunately, local resident Sherry Jennings was suspicious when she received both a text and email from someone claiming to be Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union.

The message asked for Jennings to provide important financial information before a deadline. Jennings didn't fall for it. Now she's warning others.

"It really upsets me and makes me mad that people are going to certain extents to try to get other people's money," said Jennings. "I wanted to let other people know that this is going to extents more than just phone calls and text messages. It's also now going to your email."

Katy-based Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union isn't too pleased either that someone's illegally using its good name. It responded Wednesday with this statement: "Any e-mail that is received unexpectedly that instructs you to login to any account for any reason should be viewed with suspicion. Do not open any link associated with these e-mails. The Credit Union will never ask you to verify your account information via e-mail."

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