Please be on the lookout for scammers offering Coronavirus related relief. Remember, the government will not ask for you to pay upfront or for sensitive information (account, credit card or social security numbers) as part of a relief offer.
As part of our ongoing commitment to help protect you from fraud, Industrial CU has worked to implement enhanced fraud monitoring and verification. Starting December 5, members with a cell phone number on file will be eligible to receive text message alerts when a potentially suspicious transaction is attempted with their debit card. Click to learn more about this new tool.
Police officers in Whatcom County have reported active, ongoing crime involving card skimmers at gas stations. Click to learn more about how you can protect yourself.
The subject line says “Get Protected,” and the email talks about new features from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that can help taxpayers monitor their credit reports, and know about unauthorized use of their Social Security number. It even cites the IRS and the official-sounding “S.A.F.E Act 2015.” It sounds real, but it’s all made-up.
Robocalls can be more annoying than a lingering head cold. Recently, some people got robocalls that seemed to be about health insurance and the Health Insurance Marketplace, but the calls were a con.