Phishing scheme targets unemployment insurance benefits and PII

August 4, 2021

Identity thieves are targeting millions of people nationwide with scam phishing texts aimed at stealing personal information, unemployment benefits, or both. The phishing texts try to dupe you to click a link to “make necessary corrections” to your unemployment insurance (UI) claim, “verify” your personal information, or “reactivate” your UI benefits account. The link takes […]

Unemployment Benefit Fraud is Surging

July 27, 2021

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, states have been experiencing a surge in fraudulent unemployment claims filed by organized crime rings using stolen identities that were accessed or purchased from past data breaches, the majority of which occurred in previous years and involved larger criminal efforts unrelated to unemployment. Criminals are using these stolen […]

Alert — Be Aware of Phone Calls, Emails, and Text Messages Claiming To Be FMFCU Fraud Department

July 19, 2021

NOTICE –  We are receiving reports of fraudulent texts being sent claiming they are from the FMFCU. Shortly thereafter, a follow-up phone call spoofing FMFCU’s main phone number (610-325-5100) is placed to the person. This phone call states they are from the FMFCU Fraud Department.   FMFCU does not send text messages like this. PLEASE […]

Amazon Scams Continue to Rise – BE AWARE

June 30, 2021

Scammers are spoofing Amazon at alarming rates and we want you to be aware of these fraudsters. Consumers are receiving up to 150 million robocalls per month from fraudsters claiming to be with Amazon, according to YouMail*.  Fraudulent text messages are on the rise as well. In 2020, about 10 percent of all scams involved […]

Veterans: Avoid Being a Victim of a Pension Poaching Scam

June 17, 2021

WHAT IS VETERAN PENSION POACHING?* Pension poaching is financial exploitation targeting veterans and beneficiaries who are potentially eligible for VA pension benefits. Pension poaching comes in several forms but is always an attempt to de-fraud America’s heroes. Some poachers sell financial products of questionable value or charge a fee to restructure assets in order to make the veteran or beneficiary […]

Don’t answer auto warranty robocalls

May 20, 2021

Yes, we’ve all received these recorded messages claiming the person is from the Vehicle Service Center and wanting to speak with you about your auto warranty. This writer gets them a few times a day!  Hang up! Don’t answer the call.  The FTC has shared a great blog post* about this scam:   Have you […]

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