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Fraud Alerts You Should be Aware Of
Type of scam: Fraudulent Phone Calls
How the scam works: We have learned that various members have recieved automatic phone calls telling them that their credit card and debit card have been closed and to contact a 1-800 phone number. Once called, they are then asked to enter their credit card number and PIN. This is a scam. The credit union would NEVER ask for your PIN number over the phone, email or in person. That is a code you and you alone should know.
Another type of call is an automated call that says “Your mastercard has been deactivated. Press 1 to activate. Press 2 to deactivate." If you select 1 it will then ask for your card number and PIN number.
Please be aware of these types of phishing scams as they are more prevalent around the holidays.
Type of scam: Email/Fraudulent Check Scam
How the scam works: It has come to our attention that members are receiving emails from an "advertising" company claiming to pay them to wrap their cars with certain advertisements. This fictitious person by the name of "Taylor Nelson" claims that he will pay you $500 per week to be part of his “advertising team”. You agree to turn your car into a giant bumper sticker (i.e., have your car wrapped with an advertising decal). Taylor will mail you a (counterfeit) cashier’s check for $2,750 to deposit into your account. He then requests that you send a $2,250 Money-Gram to a “decal company” in Utah, in care of Andrea Cardenas and that you send a text message to 951-878-0605 when you’re done. Your fee for achieving this is a fictitious $500. You are now financially responsible to repay the credit union $2,750. Please be aware that this is a scam.
An example of the email circulating can be seen by clicking here.
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