SCAM ALERT: Scammers posing as Missoula Federal Credit Union

Missoula Federal Credit Union says scam is not a database breach

NCUA Stepping Up Cybersecurity Efforts

Agency Encourages Credit Unions to Use Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

US Social Security Administration Requires Two-Factor Authentication for Online Access

US citizens who manage their Social Security benefits online ( will now be required to use two-factor authentication. The US Social Security Administration will require holders of "my Social Security" accounts to provide a cell phone number. Users who do not have a cell phone or who do not want to provide the SSA with that number can use other "extra security" options, which involve receiving a code via US Mail and entering that along with other identifying information, such as the last for digits of a credit card number or information from IRS tax forms.

If you have not created an account with the SSA it's strongly recommended you do so before a nefarious individual does it for you. It’s pretty simple for someone to impersonate you at the SSA and file fraudulent tax returns in your name.  If you create an account first, you’ll thwart the imposters.

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Social Security Administration Now Requires Two-Factor Authentication

Looking Out for ACH Fraud

  • 10 December 2015
  • Author: Smillie, Monica
  • Number of views: 8337

Fraud involving the Automated Clearing House (ACH—hence the term ACH fraud) Network, which is used by financial institutions to handle direct deposits, checks, bill payments and cash transfers between businesses and individuals, is becoming an increasingly popular way for hackers to siphon money out of the bank accounts of unsuspecting victims. View the full article here

ALERT - Email Phishing Scam

First Interstate Bank has been notified of a new phishing scam aimed at our customers. The scam is in the form of an email with the subject line “Important Message on Your First Interstate Bank Account.”



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