Watch out for a new breed of checkout skimmers

February 25, 2021

A recent new skimming device is now out in the wild to capture your card data and PIN. The skimmer looks exactly like a card reader with a PIN pad except it’s an overlay on an existing reader! Once placed on the card reader, it captures your card data and PIN when you enter it. […]

Steer Clear of Fake Login Pages

February 10, 2021

For cybercriminals, stealing your login information can be just as valuable as stealing your bank account information*. If they gain access to your email and password, they may find clues in your account that they can use to create highly targeted phishing attacks against you, your organization, or your family. Once the hackers have your […]

What is Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) or Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?

February 8, 2021

What is Mutli-factor Authentication (MFA)*? MFA is quite simple, and organizations are focusing more than ever on creating a smooth user experience. In fact, you probably already use it in some form. For example, you’ve used MFA if you’ve: swiped your bank card at the ATM and then entered your PIN (personal ID number). logged […]

Scam “US Trading Commission” website is not the FTC

January 25, 2021

It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but we are not flattered at all by a scam website designed to look like a Federal Trade Commission site and steal your money*.   The imposter calls itself the US Trading Commission and uses the FTC’s seal and address. It claims it operates […]

Why you should NEVER share SAC Codes, PINs and Online Banking Credentials

January 5, 2021

NEVER SHARE BANKING CREDNTIALS One of the most frequent scenarios we hear in our Risk Management Department is account fraud when members share their personal banking information. Whether a friend, family member or stranger…this information should NEVER be shared! This includes: Online/mobile banking login information and passwords Online/mobile banking Secure Access Codes (SAC) FMFCU Debit/Credit […]

Watch out for fake shipping notices from UPS or FedEx

December 10, 2020

Fraudsters are sending emails and text messages that’s supposedly from UPS or FedEx, complete with one of their logos — and it seems legit*. It says your item is ready to ship but you need to update your shipping preferences. But here’s the lump of coal: the message is bogus and there is no package. […]

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