Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance. 

If you suspect that someone is misusing your personal information, acting quickly is the best way to limit the damage. Setting things straight involves some work.

Watch out for the scams described below, and make sure to let us know if you suspect fraud.

Scams to be Aware of this Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

by Ann Davidson, VP of Risk Consulting at Allied Solutions As the holidays approach, credit union employees and members must become increasingly aware of scams and identity theft and other forms of fraud. Combating fraud is easy when the credit union and member are fully aware of the types of scams…

Credit Union Members Targeted In Text Message Scam

Thursday, March 24, 2016

ALAMOGORDO, N.M.—Otero FCU is warning members and non-members about a text message scam that directs customers to a bogus website. According to the $289-millionon CU, members and non-members began receiving text messages Monday morning. OFCU Vice-president of Marketing Darro Pannell said…

January 2016 Tips

Monday, January 4, 2016

January 2016 Tips: From the BBB of Northern Indiana This list is current as of December 30, 2015. Readers should take into consideration the importance of the practice in question and the total performance of the company. For complete information, please visit www.bbb.org. 1. Calls from Dell about…

Identity Theft 101

Monday, April 6, 2015

Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance.  If you suspect that someone is misusing your personal information, acting quickly is the…

“National Credit Union” Phishing Scam

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The National Credit Union Administration has received reports of an online phishing scam that uses a website with a logo and a design similar to the agency’s own site in an attempt to convince unwary customers to provide information or send money. Consumers have received emails from…

“You Owe Taxes” Scam

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Authorities in Connecticut have sent a nation-wide alert to warn consumers about a new flavor of the old “you owe taxes” scam. Police are investigating a consumer complaint that a man identifying himself as “IRS Special Agent Adam Spencer” called a victim stating that the…

Phone Fraud Scam

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014 TIGTA - 2014-03 Contact: David Barnes (202) 622-3062 David.barnes@tigta.treas.gov TIGTACommunications@tigta.treas.gov TIGTA Warns of “Largest Ever” Phone Fraud Scam Targeting Taxpayers WASHINGTON - The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) today…

Partners 1st reports possible scam in Page County area

Monday, February 10, 2014

Please be advised that one of our members living in the Page County, VA area has received a telephone call informing them that they have won a $100 gift card from Wal-Mart. In order to get the gift card, they needed to give the caller their full credit card number.  This was an unsolicited…

Shoppers getting ripped off by tiny, high-tech cash register skimmers

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Crooks who steal credit and debit card numbers have found a devious new way to snag this information. They’re using a small and relatively cheap piece of off-the-shelf technology to compromise computerized store cash registers. Continue reading at Today.com

Fake FBI E-mail

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Please be aware of a fake e-mail message circulating. The FBI will NOT be emailing people about lost money or large deposits coming to them. The following is a copy of the fraudulent e-mail message: Subject: ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION FBI ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES…