Veridian Credit Union is a bank with physical branches in Iowa and Nebraska but also does business online. I’d never heard of Veridian Credit Union until today, and even after hearing about them, I have no plans to do business with them.
My encounter with the name Veridian Credit Union came as a text message. The message said that my Veridian Credit Union account had been suspended and provided a link to reverse the action immediately. The first flag that went up was that I don’t have an account with this credit union. The second flag is that financial institutions never contact you like this.
Veridian is aware of the problem, as it seems it’s been a recurring one. The company has a scam alert on its website and advises its customers to steer clear of these messages. We thought it was worth writing this piece up, seeing as the scammers are at it again. It’s important to note that your financial institution will not reach out to you via text. It’s more likely that if your account were compromised, they would shut it down and wait for you to contact them.
“If you clicked the link in the message and entered any sensitive information, please change your digital banking password immediately and monitor your transaction history. We encourage you to enable two-factor authentication for digital banking, where you’ll receive a text message or email to prove you’re the owner when you log in. You can also file a report with the Federal Trade Commission.”
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