Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Financial Crime
Monday, February 11, 2019
ALERT REGARDING PHISHING EMAILS SENT TO BSA/AML OFFICERS
Compliance officers at financial institutions are apparently being directly targeted. Be advised that a number of BSA/AML officers at US-based credit unions have reported receiving bogus emails stating that a suspicious transaction involving one of their customer accounts was received, and giving them a link to click on, to access the material. THIS IS BOGUS. Clicking on the link will download malware onto your computer; do not ever follow such instructions, as they are classic phishing actions.
There are concerns at CUNA ( Credit Union National Association) regarding where the identities and emails of these officers were obtained. It is not known at this time whether CUNA records or files have been compromised.