We understand the importance of your personal information and want to make sure you know CCFCU is committed to keeping that information safe and secure. If you ever have any questions, please give us a call.
- Access your current credit report at annualcreditreport.com
- Set up fraud alerts at consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0275-place-fraud-alert
- Place a freeze on your credit at consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs
Maine Unemployment Fraud – What You Need to Know
Maine and other states have been impacted by a massive unemployment fraud scheme that is diverting millions of dollars into the hands of criminals. Leveraging personal information from numerous data breaches, criminals are filing bogus unemployment claims in the names of individuals living across the country—including people living in Maine.
If you have been notified about an unemployment claim or an unemployment payment that you did not file, it is important to know the steps you can take to protect yourself and your accounts.
There is always a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country. These scammers represent themselves as bank or credit union employees and can alter the appearance of the caller ID to make it seem as if the call is coming from your financial institution. The perpetrator may use various tactics to obtain or verify the victim’s personal information, which can then be used to steal money from an individual’s bank account or for other fraudulent activity.
If you receive this call or any call, text, or email that requests any personal or financial information, immediately disconnect. Do not give out any personal information via phone, text, or email. Cumberland County FCU and other financial institutions will not ask for this information in this manner. We recommend that you report any suspicious solicitations and activity to your financial institution and local authorities.
Federal Trade Commission: SCAM ALERTS
Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake IRS communication. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, fax or email to set up their victims. This page looks at the different scams affecting individuals, businesses, and tax professionals and what do if you spot a tax scam.
Every day, hundreds of people are after your information.
The CU*Secure contributors work in the credit union industry every day, dealing with phishing and account fraud all the time. We know this stuff, and it’s the information we use ourselves.