Be aware of fake emails regarding stolen personal data

April 6, 2021

Ransom Gangs Emailing Victim Customers for Leverage* – Some of the top ransomware gangs are deploying a new pressure tactic to push more victim organizations into paying an extortion demand: Emailing the victim’s customers and partners directly, warning that their data will be leaked to the dark web unless they can convince the victim firm […]

ALERT – Report of fraudulent text messages spoofing FMFCU

April 2, 2021

NOTICE: FMFCU is receiving reports of fraudulent texts being sent to devices asking if a purchase was made in various parts of the country. These are called smishing attempts.  An example is shown below. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THESE TEXTS and DELETE THEM.  

High Alert – Avoid P2P Scams (Zelle, Venmo, CashApp)

March 26, 2021

You may have heard of or use mobile payment apps like Venmo, Cash App, or Zelle that let you send and receive money through your smartphone. FMFCU also has it’s own product called SendMoney.  Fraudsters are using these apps to fool you into giving up your cash*.  Scammers want you to pay in a way […]

Romance Scams are on the Rise

March 4, 2021

More and more consumers are getting caught in romance scams. For three years running, people have reported losing more money on romance scams than on any other fraud type.  In 2020, reported losses to romance scams reached a record $304 million, up about 50% from 2019.*  People are getting lured into talking to people with […]

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 […]