Be Aware of Coronavirus Tax Scams
Scammers are using COVID-19 messages to scam people. Learn More
The Treasury Inspector General has established a dedicated page where people can report coronavirus related tax scams.
If you do find yourself victim to what appears to be a scam, you can report it directly to the federal government here by filling out a short online form.
The website also has helpful information for taxpayers to ensure people don’t fall victim to scams, such as:
- The IRS will generally first contact people by mail — not by phone — about-tax related matters.
- If the IRS does contact you by telephone, they will not insist on any pre-payment in order for you to receive economic impact payments.
- The IRS will also never request personal or financial information by e-mail, text, letters, or any social media.
FTC: The bottom-line on fake checks scams
If someone you don’t know sends you a check and asks for money back, that’s a scam. Over the last several years, the number of fake check scams reported to the FTC has steadily increased, and so have the dollars lost. Learn more about fake check scams.
Watch out for card skimming at the gas pump.
With the summer travel season in high gear, the FTC is warning drivers about skimming scams at the pump.
FTC asking for access to your computer? It's a scam.
Scammers pretending to be with the FTC or with FTC refund administrators are calling, asking for remote access to your computer.
A phone scam targeting taxpayers has affected many throughout the country.
Microsoft Windows Scam
Avoid technical support scams.
Federal Trade Commission: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back.
Equifax Cybersecurity Incident
Equifax has announced a cybersecurity incident involving consumer information.
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
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.
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.