by Jac La Tour
If you receive an email for your ministry regarding a failed ACH transaction that appears to be sent from NACHA (The Electronic Payments Association), do not open it or you risk infecting your computer with a sophisticated new version of malware that could ultimately siphon large amounts of money from your ministry’s bank accounts.
According to a recent alert issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the email is likely part of a sophisticated phishing attack designed to capture online banking log-in credentials and transfer funds from your ministry’s accounts. NACHA never sends emails directly to businesses or consumers.
The FBI urges caution whenever you receive communications from senders that would not normally send you email or are not from the sender’s normal email address. You should not open such emails.
To learn more about how to protect your ministry from phishing attacks, visit ECCU’s Member Security page.