Desjardins warns members and clients about a wave of fraudulent emails

MONTREAL, April 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group is warning its members, clients and the general public about a wave of fraudulent emails currently being circulated.

Over the last few days, members of Desjardins caisses and clients from a number of other financial institutions have been targeted by fraudsters who are sending out mass emails and trying to obtain personal account or credit card information. This technique is known as phishing.

Desjardins never requires its members or clients to confirm or provide personal information through email. All Desjardins members should act with caution. All fraudulent or suspicious emails should be deleted immediately or forwarded, unopened, to: phishing@desjardins.com.

Desjardins strongly urges anyone who receives this type of email to avoid clicking any links in the message, and ideally, to leave the email unopened. Clicking the links may expose your computer to a virus.

Desjardins provides a variety of information about phishing on its website.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world with assets of $212 billion. It has been rated one of Canada's top 100 employers by Mediacorp Canada. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. The group has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry. It is considered as the fourth safest and strongest bank in North America according to Global Finance magazine and Bloomberg News respectively.

SOURCE Desjardins Group

For further information:

(for journalists only):
Nathalie Genest
Media Relations
Desjardins Group
514-281-7275 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7275
media@desjardins.com