Posts Categorized: Scam Alert

Be Aware of Phishing Scams

As a financial institution, the RGFCU 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… See 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… See 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… See 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 –… See full article »

Beware of Mystery Shopping Scams

If someone you don’t know, wants you to pay you by check but then wants you to wire part of the money back, beware! It is a scam that could end up costing you money. Nationally, there has been an increase in fraudulent checks and money orders being sent to unknowing victims for a variety… See full article »

Uber Data Breach – Millions of Records Stolen

Uber Total Loss: 57 Million Records Stolen But Data Breach Was Hidden For A Year Uber suffered a data breach more than a year ago, and the address and email information of 57 million people were stolen.  Uber paid off the hackers, who then supposedly deleted the data, but that cannot be confirmed. Watch out for… See full article »

Equifax Data Breach – Steps you can take to protect your information

Equifax, one of the big three U.S. credit bureaus, announced on Thursday, September 7, 2017, that a data breach at the company may have exposed 143 million American consumers’ sensitive personal information. Although Equifax states they found no evidence of unauthorized activity on its core consumer credit reporting database, other information was lost. How does… See full article »

SCAM ALERT

“Heads-up! The IRS is warning against a new phishing scam that tries to make you download an FBI questionnaire. But if you click the link, your computer will be infected with ransomware instead. The scam email uses the emblems of both the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Remember that the IRS does not… See full article »

Fake Netflix App is Actually Ransomware

Kaspersky Security has warned on their blog: “People are downloading a new app, looking to get free access to Netflix accounts. What they’re actually getting is a malware strain called Netix that encrypts users’ data and demands $100 in bitcoins to unlock their files. The program, called “Netflix Login Generator” is downloaded by users looking to gain… See full article »

Have you heard of Shimming?

The RGFCU would like to share some information with you regarding a credit/debit card shimming.  The following is a part of an article from Krebs Security that we believe explains shimming and offers ways to protect yourself. As the US banks continue to make the shift to chip-based credit and debit cards, a new form… See full article »