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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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