CCFCU Phone Number Used In Scam
August 16, 2017 – Cumberland County FCU has recently been made aware that its telephone number is potentially being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country. These scammers represent themselves as Cumberland County FCU employees and can alter the appearance of the caller ID to make it seem as if the call is coming from Cumberland County FCU. 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 – What to know and do about scams in the news
In recent years, 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. https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-scams-consumer-alerts, July 19, 2017
CU*Secure – Are You Safe?
Every day, hundreds of people are after your information. In August 2005, nearly 14,000 phishing attempts were reported, and that doesn’t even count the unreported ones. Identity theft as a whole has claimed 27 million victims in five years, with over $5 billion in out of pocket expenses for consumers.
Fortunately, you can protect yourself. What’s even better, it’s not rocket science.
CU*Secure is here to provide you with basic information about that very topic: what to do to guard against phishing, and what to do if you’ve fallen victim.
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.