The scam is in the form of a text from LSCU.coop, indicating the recipient should call 866.510.8703. The text states: "firstname.lastname@example.org (SCU) Southeastern Credit Unions Security Notice. For more details, please contact our secure phone line at 866.510.8703. Thank you." The LSCU and its servers are NOT sending out these messages. A third party is attempting to collect account info by people calling this number.
Credit unions may want to notify their members about this scam, informing them not to key in any information when they receive this text and to report the text messages to the cell phone carrier so that the carrier can take action against persons sending the messages. Also, remind members to always use a known published number when contacting their credit union (or other financial institution) rather than a number proved in email or text message.