Air Academy Federal Credit Union Text Scam Making The Rounds

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

A text messaging scam KKTV 11 News first warned you about earlier this month is still going strong.

11 News received a number of calls from viewers who have received a text message that appears to be from the Air Academy Federal Credit Union.

It warns that a credit card you have is locked and that you need to call a certain number to get it unlocked. But do not call. It is a scam.

The crooks just want your personal banking information and may want to steal your identity. So if you receive a suspicious message from your bank, call them first to make sure it is real.

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  • by Bruce Location: Fort Carson on May 4, 2010 at 07:44 AM
    Must be making rounds again, just received a call saying my account was locked and to press 1 to speak to a rep. Unfortunately my work phone does not have caller ID. No one here has an AAFCU Account either. 5/3/2010
  • by susan Location: colorado springs on Jun 17, 2009 at 09:42 AM
    I received a recorded telephone message june 16 rather than a text message from the same people. The call back number given was 520-303-9713. I have never had an acct with the credit union.
  • by Steve Location: Boston on Jun 16, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    Just got the text here at 11:45
  • by Steve Location: COS on Jun 16, 2009 at 10:35 AM
    Just got the text here 30 minutes ago. June 16.
  • by Paul Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 12, 2009 at 01:13 PM
    Well, for me I don't have an account with AAFCU. I never recieve text messages from anyone except with Sprint, my phone provider, and that was in 2008. I ignored the text message, but I'm glad that I typed this address on the internet and found out it's a scam. I'm going to delete the message. With Sprint, as long as I don't text message back to the Bonehead(s) that sent the Scam messages I will not be charged with the fee.
  • by Cindy Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 29, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    I received the same text messages. I filled out a complaint with the FTC online.
  • by Sandy Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 26, 2009 at 04:07 PM
    I have also recieved these annoying text messages. What scares me is they not only had my cell phone. But they also gave my debit card #(which I have not pulled out of my wallet in a year or more). I got one txt from email addy and another txt yesterday from 3520. The best you can do is call the customer sevrice number for Air Academy bank and they will report the A-holes doing this! Then hopefully if enough people report it they will STOP!
  • by james Location: colorado springs on Mar 26, 2009 at 12:42 PM
    i have recieved this bogus text 20 times. i had to cancell texting on my phone,too expensive and they get away with it, like to catch them myself, and do some thing drastic.
  • by Maria Location: C. Springs on Mar 26, 2009 at 11:28 AM
    Emily thanks for that info! I called Tmo yesterday to see if there was a way to block it and wasn't old about the email blocking. Thanks again, hopefully this will do the trick and they will leave us alone.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2009 at 08:46 AM
    K- obviously your giving it attention too...that was what your...2nd comment on here?
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