Wednesday, November 3, 2010

USAA members target of scam

According to a report from Security News Daily a new scam is being directed towards U.S. military members and their families.

As reported the the web security firm AppRiver the scam is aimed at United Services Automobile Association (USAA) a financial service for military and former military members.

The subject line is usually something like "Security Alert", "Urgent Message for USAA Customer",
"USAA Notification." If the person clicks on a link in the email they are taken to a fraudulent sign in page, there they are asked to provide their personal USAA information; which gives all the information
to the scam site.

USAA spokesman Roger Wildermuth said "The security of member information is very important to us. We are aware of this situation, and we are actively monitoring it and working to protect our members. We have posted an alert on USAA.com to notify our members and we continuously monitor
our members' account activities to guard against fraud and identity theft."

So as always please be very careful of any email that either ask for your information or starts out with
something like "Dear Customer". You can not be to safe. Always check the website by going to your
normal website login page.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996