Member Advisory

MEMBER ADVISORY: Beware of Phishing Scams

March 6, 2024
by Team SESLOC

SESLOC members have reported receiving text messages asking them to click a link in order to review activity in their SESLOC accounts. In addition, members are receiving emails with a request to initiate a wire transfer by clicking a link.

These messages are fake. Please do not reply and do not click the links.

The attackers are attempting to get you to visit a fake SESLOC webpage or fake SESLOC Online Banking login page so that you would enter PINs, passwords, security codes, card numbers, Social Security Numbers, or other confidential or personal identifying information. This information may then be used to commit financial fraud or identity theft. Unfortunately, these incidents are becoming more common.  

SESLOC will never call, email or text you and request confidential or personal information. If you feel a phone call is suspicious, hang up immediately and do not answer again. Do not respond to suspicious text or emails. 

If you have received a suspicious message or if you have entered your information into what you believe to be a fake webpage, please report the incident to SESLOC. Notifying us helps us keep tabs on suspicious activity, whereas we may notify members like you to help prevent future attacks.

  • Take a screenshot of a text message, email message or webpage and send to us via Secure Message in Online Banking or via Live Chat on To access our website, ALWAYS type in your internet browser.
  • Call SESLOC at (805) 543-1816 by dialing the number on your keypad. Do not click on a past incoming call from your call log history.

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