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Payment Scams

April 01, 2024

These scams involve tricking you into sending money to someone you don't know. They can come in many forms, but some common examples include:

  • Phishing scams involve sending you an email or text message that looks like it's from your Credit Union, asking you to update your account information or provide your Social Security number. If you click on the link in the email or text message, you'll be taken to a fake website that may look like ours. If you enter your information on this website, the scammers will be able to steal it and use it to access your accounts.
  • Phone scams involve someone calling you and pretending to be from a legitimate company or financial institution. They may tell you that there's a problem with your account or that you need to update your information. If you provide it, they'll be able to steal it and use it to access your accounts.
  • Check scams involving someone sending you a check for more money than you're owed. They'll then ask you to deposit the check and send them the difference. However, the check is fake, and you'll be responsible for the full amount of the check.
How to Protect Yourself:
  • Never respond to emails, text messages or phone calls that ask you to provide account information or your Social Security.
  • Never click on links in emails or text messages unless you have separately verified the source.
  • If you're unsure if a message is legitimate, contact the company or financial institution directly.
  • If you think you're the victim of a payment scam, contact us immediately.
  • File a complaint with the FTC.