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LOCAL SCAM ALERT

 

BE AWARE

 

 

 

 

 

We here at Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union know that our members work hard for their money and it saddens us when they are taken advantage of and lose it. We have seen two Members just this week fall victim to scammers on the phone. 

We are reaching out to you in this manner in an attempt to reach as many of you as we can. Unfortunately there has been an increase in scammers and fraudsters who are taking advantage of YOU. They reach out by phone and sound very official and insistent. They don’t take no for an answer and can also be intimidating. NEVER fall victim to this!! HANG UP!!

NEVER give out personal information, such as account numbers, debit or credit card numbers, social security numbers, date of birth or anything else that just doesn’t seem right.

Also keep in mind, if you did not enter a lottery, how can you WIN it?
If you are selling something and someone sends you “extra” money….who does that?
If it sounds too good to be true….it probably is.

Together, we need to protect ourselves and not get taken advantage of by these fraudsters. Don't let a scammer ruin your holiday season!

FRAUD AND SCAMS: Protect yourself with these tips
• If you receive a phone call and the Caller ID displays your own phone number- DO NOT ANSWER. It’s a scam.
• If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from your bank or credit union and asks you for your full card number and expiration date, and security code- DO NOT GIVE OUT THAT INFORMATION. It’s a scam. When in doubt, hang up, and call your bank or credit union directly.
• Do not rely on caller ID. Any number can be faked.
• Scammers will say anything to get you to provide your account information. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS ACT.
• If you owe money to the IRS, you will not find out via phone call with threatening language. The IRS communicates via US Mail. When in doubt, hang up, and call the IRS directly.
• Never, EVER, purchase gift cards and give the card number and PIN to someone over the phone. Any legitimate business will never ask you to do this. Gift cards are like cash and cannot be recovered.
• For more resources, please visit https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0030-pass-it