Posts Categorized: Scam Alert

Money Mule Scams…Don’t be a Victim

What’s a money mule scam? Scammers may try to use you to move stolen money. If you help them, you could be what law enforcement calls a money mule. Money mule scams happen several ways. The story often involves scams related to online dating, work-at-home jobs, or prizes. Scammers send money to you, sometimes by… Read Full Article »

Fake check scams are on the rise!

The EEFCU has noticed an increase in Fake Check Scams recently. We encourage our members to consider whether a check is valid prior to endorsing and cashing it. Anytime you receive a unexpected check from an person or organization, do your research. Checks from Sweepstakes, Lotteries or Grants are most often fraudulent. Also over-payments for… Read Full Article »

Stimulus Checks: Information and Scam Warnings

As our Nation is dealing with the concerns of health and financial matters, there are those people who would rather find ways to take from others than to lend a hand.  With the US government about to send out stimulus assistance, scammers are already coming up with ways to try and get this money. It… Read Full Article »

Inspector General’s Warning about Social Security Scam

Inspector General Warns Public About New Social Security Benefit Suspension Scam The Inspector General reports seeing a rise in Social Security Suspension fraud schemes and is giving consumers advice on how to protect themselves from scammers who are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal money, personal, information, or both. Inspector General Warns Public About New… Read Full Article »

Fraud schemes on the rise related to Coronavirus scare

Federal Bureau of Investigation Reports Rise in Fraud Schemes Related to the Coronavirus Pandemic The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports seeing a rise in fraud schemes related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is giving consumers advice on how to protect themselves from scammers who are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal money, personal,… Read Full Article »

SCAM ALERT – VISA CARD LOCKED TEXT

The EEFCU has had several members receive texts saying their Visa Cards have been temporarily locked. This is a SCAM with a generic message which is trying to get you to click on a link. Do not respond to the message or open any link. The phone number the text originates from may change, but… Read Full Article »

Be Aware of Phishing Scams

As a financial institution, the EEFCU works hard at staying on top of fraud and keeping our members informed of scams that could affect them. We encourage you to read the following article regarding the increasingly convincing phone phishing scams. The common thread of these scams is the information they seem to have already that… Read Full Article »

Vishing scams are increasing across the country

Fraudsters are targeting credit union members throughout the country through a vishing (phone-based phishing) scam.  They are spoofing credit union phone numbers and  posing as a employee in the credit union’s fraud or security department.  The fraudsters tell the members they are calling to verify suspicious debit card transactions and, to verify the members identity, the member’s are… Read Full Article »

Tax Fraud Alert

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BUREAU OF THE FISCAL SERVICE WASHINGTON, DC 20227 February 20, 2018 Important Tax Fraud Alert The Internal Revenue Service today is alerting financial institutions to the proper handling of erroneous federal tax refunds resulting from an emerging fraud scheme that could affect thousands of people across the country.  Financial institutions using… Read Full Article »

Don’t bank on that check

Scammers know how to design phony checks to make them look legitimate. Fake checks drive many types of scams – like those involving phony prize wins, fake jobs, mystery shoppers, online classified ad sales, and others. In a fake check scam, someone asks you to deposit a check – sometimes for several thousand dollars –… Read Full Article »