ROCHESTER, N.Y. (5/10/13)--A Twitter account has been found to be impersonating a credit union.
As of Wednesday there was an active Twitter account that claimed to be St. Pius X Church FCU in Rochester, N.Y., Gregory Hurley, editor of Credit Union Online, said in a column Wednesday.
A visit to the account (@SPXFCU) Thursday by News Now revealed no tweets on the account.
The account displayed the $70 million asset credit union's logo, with a link to its website and phone number. When Hurley visited the credit union's website, he didn't find any links to a Twitter account so he called St. Pius X Church FCU, and verified the Twitter account was not associated with the credit union.
Hurley listed some best practices before following a credit union on Twitter:
To report impersonations on Twitter accounts, credit unions should use the link below.
The Credit Union National Association recommends that consumers use aSmarterChoice.org to find a credit union they can join. aSmarterChoice.org is a joint project of CUNA and the American Association of Credit Union Leagues. It is aimed at helping create consumer awareness of credit unions and building membership.