Post Category: Data Security

March 23rd, 2023 Data Security

How to Avoid Sophisticated Smishing Scams

What is a smishing scam? “Smishing” is a scam that uses text messaging to entice victims to share their personal information. The goal, of course, is to steal. They may steal your money or even your identity—but only if you play along with the scammer. How smishing works In many instances, a smishing attempt will […]

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May 20th, 2022 Data Security

Don’t Fall Victim to These Scams in 2022

Cryptocurrency Scams Scammers will use a variety of methods to try to steal your money and one of those ways is by making use of one of the newest forms of currency… cryptocurrency. While cryptocurrency is used legitimately by many people every day, scammers also like to ask that you pay them with this currency […]

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February 1st, 2022 Data Security

Scams Utilizing Mobile Payment Services

At times you may receive of an offer to make quick cash or someone simply asking to borrow your online banking or mobile payment service credentials. This is a scam and will lead to fraudulent charges and potentially a loss of funds. Oftentimes they will also ask you to send them money via your online […]

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February 1st, 2022 Data Security

Beware of Scammers Asking for Your Online Banking Credentials

Whether it is an offer for a job, a loan, or even a friend claiming that they want to send you money, never share your online banking information. Anyone asking for your username or password to your online banking does not have your best interests at heart and is an indicator of a scam. Additionally, […]

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August 2nd, 2021 Data Security

Staying Safe from Fraud

Avoid these three common scams Cryptocurrency Scams While cryptocurrency is a hot topic of conversation, scammers are also using this currency to defraud unsuspecting victims. Oftentimes, the victim is contacted at random and given a promise of a huge return if they invest in the currency. However, the person contacting the victim is not a […]

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May 5th, 2021 Data Security

Avoid COVID-19 Scams and Other Fraud Attempts

Use caution and be able to tell the difference between a real contact tracer and a scammer. Legitimate tracers need health information along with your name, address, and possibly names of places or people you have visited. They do not need money or your personal financial information such as your online banking credentials, account information […]

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April 30th, 2021 Data Security

Be Aware of Scams Targeting Your Personal Information

Fraud Reminder: Liberty FCU will never call you to obtain your digital banking credentials or authentication code, or any sensitive credit or debit card information, including card number, PIN, or three-digit security code. If you doubt the validity of any call supposedly from Liberty FCU, we recommend that you hang up and call the credit […]

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September 16th, 2020 Data Security

Beware of Scams Promising Grants or Free Money

The credit union was recently made aware of a scam based on the promise of a loan or grant through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The goal is to obtain your personal and account information from the application. A similar scam focuses on applications for unemployment benefits. The victims of both scams are then told […]

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April 27th, 2020 Data Security

Text Message Scams

Financial institutions around the country have reported fraudulent text message schemes in the last several months. A fraudulent text message appears to be sent from a financial institution and asks the recipient to verify their account number or other personal information. If you receive a text message like this, please do not click any links […]

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