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Use the information in these tips, articles, and links to help keep your identity safe.
Share Your Story. Stop Scammers.
Scammers are always looking for a new approach to steal your money or information. Chances are you or someone you know have fallen victim to a scammer.
Avoiding Job Scams
Did you go beyond your budget this holiday season? For many, this time of year is a good time to pick up some part-time work to help pay off those holiday bills.
Stay Alert: Phishing Scams
Identity thieves use emails, texts, and bogus websites to phish for personal information — including your account numbers, passwords, and Social Security number.
Protect Yourself from Utility Scams
No matter what season, it’s not good to lose your utilities; but that’s just what scammers are telling you is going to happen.
Choose your Log-In Credentials Wisely
Protect your accounts with strong log-in choices and avoid using the same login ID/password combination on multiple sites.
Be Alert for Scams in Your Mailbox
The postcards look official. They have phone numbers and Mortgage ID#’s. But mortgage purchases are a matter of public record.
Beware of: Phone Number Spoofing
Members have recently reported receiving calls from scammers spoofing a CEFCU customer service number (800.542.3328) to try to get personal account information.
Not All VPNs are Created Equal
A virtual private network (VPN) helps you stay private online with an encrypted connection between your device and the web. It hides your location and scrambles information, like your browsing history, so it’s unusable to ID thieves.
Be Aware of Disaster-Related Scams
After disasters, scammers try to get you to donate to phony charities, and they pose as home repair company reps.
Cybersecurity Amid Russia-Ukraine Conflict
Many US citizens are concerned about the potential increase in cyber attacks from Russia amid the crisis in Ukraine. So, what is CEFCU doing to protect your accounts? We have many systems in place to protect assets and monitor activity.