Scams Targeting the Vulnerable are on the Rise.
Learn the ways to protect those you care about!
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Sweetheart Scam Season Is in Full Swing
Romance scams are on the rise, resulting in $1 billion in theft year after year. Learn the red flags so you can protect yourself and your loved ones from this long-term scam.
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Financial Scams In The Digital Age & How You Can Protect Yourself From Them
With so much card activity moving online, it’s more difficult to sniff out fraudulent activity than ever before. Scammers are getting better at impersonating merchants and banks as technology advances. In this article you will learn about the most common scams currently taking place and ways you can avoid them.
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Phishing Texts & Card Block Alerts
A popular ongoing scam is sending bogus notifications via text, stating your debit card has been blocked, or your card limit has been exceeded. Learn how this phishing scam works and how you can protect your identity and account.
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Cybercriminals Tampering with QR Codes to Steal Victim Funds
The FBI issued an announcement to raise awareness of malicious Quick Response (QR) codes. Cybercriminals tamper with QR codes to redirect victims to malicious sites that steal login and financial information.
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Google Voice Authentication Scams
There is a new scheme involving Google voice authentication. What is Google Voice? It is a service—brought to you by Google that allows you to set up a new virtual phone number that can be used to make domestic and international calls or send and receive text messages. You do not even have to have a Google Voice account to get scammed in this particular scheme.
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New Cyber Threats and Fraud
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning that hackers are sending malicious USB thumb drives via mail to companies hoping that recipients will use them and have their networks infected.
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Financial Scams Continue to Rise
Financial scams cost consumers billions of dollars every year and Metro members are no exception. Annually, the number of members affected, and the dollars lost, continues to grow.
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Criminal Activity related to COVID-19: Fraud, Ransomware Attacks and other Scams
Scammers are using telemarketing calls, text messages, social media platforms, and door-to-door visits to perpetrate COVID-19-related scams to steal your information.
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Fraud Alert: Romance Scams Turn Threatening
Romance scams prey on lonely people looking to connect with someone and will move fast with the scammer speaking of a future together and tell you they love you quickly and within time, they are asking for money.
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Don’t Let Criminals Play on Your Emotions!
In advertising, provoking an emotion can be a very effective way to increase sales. Fear, for example, is a very powerful emotion. Read more about protecting yourself and not allowing criminals to play on your emotions.
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International Fraud Awareness Week: Using Cash-Transfer Apps
There are multiple Cash-Transfer Apps, such as CashApp, Venmo, Zelle, FBPay, that allow you to transfer funds from your bank account, to another person’s account that is using the same app/service. Learn more about how to prevent fraud when using cash-transfer services.
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Security Reminder: New Phone Scam Alert
Criminals are using new and brazen tactics to gain access to member accounts. In recent days, Metro has had a noticeable increase in fraudsters calling the Credit Union posing as members and the techniques they are using are very convincing.
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Equifax Settlement Phishing
If you were impacted by the 2017 Equifax data breach, you may be eligible to file a claim. Internet criminals are now targeting victims of the Equifax data breach with phishing attacks and are spoofing Equifax’s settlement page.
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Summer Lovin' Isn't a Blast with a Romance Scam
How sweet it is to be in love in the summer, but don’t let summer love happen too fast through a romance scam. Metro Credit Union takes great precaution in preventing against fraud but all members should be aware that criminals come up with new schemes each and every day.
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Be Careful of Online Loan Scams
Strapped for cash? You might think an online payday loan is a quick and easy way to help stretch your money. But before you enter any personal information on a website, you should know that the online payday loan could be a window to a scam. Learn more.
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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Take precautions to protect your identity and be aware of cyber criminals who schemes try to trick you into giving away information about your online accounts. Learn how to minimize identity theft risk.
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Scam Alert: Phone Phishing from Equifax Data Breach
Beware of phishing attempts following the Equifax data breach! You can protect yourself by following one simple rule: Never give account or card information over the phone to anyone who contacts you. Learn more about the automated calls.
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The Equifax Data Breach: What You Should Know
On September 8th, Equifax announced the data breach of sensitive personal information for 143 million Americans. Equifax is one of the three main credit reporting agencies in the United States, and the 143 million people affected represents more than one-half of the U.S. population with a credit report. Learn more about the Equifax Data Breach and how this can affect you.
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