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Fake Publisher's Clearing House Scam

Scammers are calling victims claiming to be Publisher's Clearing House. They ask for the victim to send money for fees and taxes in order for them to collect their prize. Learn more about the Publisher's Clearing House Scam.

 

Scam Money Runners

Learn about phone scams and how to avoid them. Read more about money runner scams.

 

Do Not Purchase a Vehicle with Amazon Gift Cards

Scammers are asking consumers to purchase goods with iTunes gift cards. They are asking people to pay for large, online purchases - such as cars, motorcycles, boats, RVs, and tractors -  with Amazon gift cards. Read more about gift card scams.

 

How to Recognize Skimmers and Avoid Being Scammed

Most ATM transactions are completely secure, as you can quickly conduct your business and carry on with your day.  However, ATM fraud does happen.  To prevent it from happening to you, you need to be aware of a fraudulent scheme called ATM skimming.

 

Counterfeit Central Credit Union Official Checks

Official checks have been counterfeited before, learn what to do if you receive an official drawn check on CCUFL.

 

NCUA Consumer Report: Frauds, Scams, and Cyberthreats

The National Credit Union Administration has released an informative video highlighting some of the threats that credit union members face and how to recognize and avoid these threats.

View an important video message from NCUA.

 

Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Unveils New Video to Warn Taxpayers

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View an important video message from the IRS.

Also be sure to read the full IRS scam article.

 

Text Message - Scam Alert 

Credit union members all over the country have received text messages stating their cards have been deactivated. The message contains a phone number to call and reactivate the card. Upon calling the number, members are instructed to key in their card information. THIS IS A SCAM AND WILL RESULT IN FINANCIAL LOSS AND IDENTITY THEFT! Central Credit Union will never ask for your full card number, expiration date, code or pin. If you responded to a message like this and gave away personal information regarding your debit or credit card contact us immediately.

 

eAlert Messages

Central Credit Union notifies its membership of particular account statuses via email message only if you have requested to receive eAlert notifications.  eAlerts contain only the information you have requested to receive.  eAlerts do not contain links and will not ask you to respond to the message.  If you unexpectedly receive an email message purporting to come from your credit union and asking you to reveal personal or account information, do not respond to the message!  We do not scare members with threats of account closure or deactivation of cards.  Remember, we are your credit union and are here to help you.  If you have mistakenly fallen victim to a scam and have given out your personal or account information to an unknown source, please contact us immediately.

 

Debit Card – Credit Card – ATM Card Fraud Monitoring

For your protection, Central provides card monitoring services that may call, text or email you to verify certain out of the ordinary transactions. In these cases, you will never be asked to reveal your full card number, expiration date, code or pin.  You will simply be asked to respond only with a confirmation of whether or not the transactions are valid.

 

 

 

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