Scam Prevention Tips

Scam Prevention Tips

Scammers can target anyone. Here are some tips and tricks to protect yourself or your business from scams and fraud. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it is.

When making purchases

  • Always use your chip card when shopping in-store.
  • Check your financial accounts regularly to confirm you recognize all listed transactions.
  • Create unique, complex passwords for all of your secure accounts.
  • Sign up for additional account verification and protection methods whenever offered (e.g. a security question or unique login code via phone/text/email).
  • Purchase gift cards in store to avoid empty gift card scams.
  • Sign up for text/email/phone notifications through your credit union to receive immediate transaction alerts.
  • Immediately contact your credit union to report suspicious card activity; if given the option, turn your card off immediately.
  • Be careful when downloading unfamiliar retailer/shopping apps, as fake apps are created to steal your information, especially during the holidays.
  • Check your bank and credit card statements regularly to ensure that all transactions are legitimate.