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    MyPay DFAS App alert **PSA**

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    I didn't see a post on this anywhere. If I missed it, please merge...

    From National Military Family Association:

    Potential Phishing Danger Alert: A third-party smartphone app named "MyPay DFAS LES" is being advertised to connect to DFAS on your behalf to access your myPay account. This app is NOT sponsored by the Department of Defense (DOD) or the U.S. Government. As such, it presents a serious risk of compromising your account information and theft of funds. While giving your myPay account information to strangers is typically not considered a good idea, the app presents itself as an official DFAS service and as many as 50,000 members are estimated to have installed the app. Additional investigation has found similar apps for Android and iPhone Again, DO NOT download this app or provide any PII/Privacy information to unknown or unconfirmed sources. Per the myPay site, they do not have plans to implement a mobile app in the near future.

    Another report: DOD warns of non-sanctioned myPay app



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    Good to know. TFS.
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    wow...

    Personally, I would be suspicious of any kind of payroll app (military or otherwise). That is just too risky, too many ways to get people's personal info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishAFSpouse View Post
    wow...

    Personally, I would be suspicious of any kind of payroll app (military or otherwise). That is just too risky, too many ways to get people's personal info.
    Me too... But the app icon looks very similar to the icon used on the legit MyPay site. Scary that up to 50,000 people may have downloaded it already.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Judi89 View Post
    Me too... But the app icon looks very similar to the icon used on the legit MyPay site. Scary that up to 50,000 people may have downloaded it already.
    No offense to anyone here, but to me, it would be common sense that an app for pay would be questionable.

    Well, if that icon is on the home page without having to log in, then that's not a big deal. Those icons/graphics can be downloaded from anywhere.

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    Wow! Thank you for passing this along. I just emailed it to DH at work.
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    Good to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishAFSpouse View Post
    No offense to anyone here, but to me, it would be common sense that an app for pay would be questionable.

    Well, if that icon is on the home page without having to log in, then that's not a big deal. Those icons/graphics can be downloaded from anywhere.
    I'm not offended. However I don't think people that download this app are dumb folks. I think sometimes eagerness to get something that would be great, tips the scales of hesitancy/suspicion. It's why lots of folks get viruses on their computers.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Judi89 View Post
    I'm not offended. However I don't think people that download this app are dumb folks. I think sometimes eagerness to get something that would be great, tip the scales of hesitancy/suspicion. It's why lots of folks get viruses on their computers.
    I didn't mean to imply anyone was dumb. I know a lot of folks that are uber smart, but ain't got a lick of common sense lol.

    Maybe I'm just one of those rare people that is suspicious of any kind of app. But its also the nature of my job...

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    Yeah there's so many apps out there for so many websites I can definitely see people thinking Mypay would have an app too.
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