Safeguard Your Finances

Safeguard Your Finances

Phishing, otherwise known as email scams. Someone posing as the Credit Union or other organization requesting that you provide your personal information by clicking on a link or replying.
 
Vishing — telephone scams. Even though most of us use online and mobile technology, old fashioned telephone scams are still alive. A caller will pose as the Credit Union or other organization and ask for your account number or password.
 
Online dating sites are being used by scam artists. Scammers spend weeks, months even, to build relationships with online daters to con them out of money. Some common signs to look for are daters who claim to be from America but are traveling abroad, someone who immediately asks to use personal email or instant message, and anyone asking for money.

Any video, text, email, phone call, flyer or website that reports the Federal Reserve holds a secret account associated with a consumer's Social Security Number and a Federal Reserve routing number is a SCAM. This scam is encouraging consumers to make pay off their debt (i.e. mortgage, credit card, loan) using this information. It is important for consumers to know that they cannot use a Federal Reserve routing number. Consumers do not have accounts at the Federal Reserve. Any bill attempted to be paid with this information will be rejected and returned unpaid.