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MVCU, cyber security, scams, fraud, awareness, protect

Knowing how to protect my money has never been more important.

MVCU, cyber security, scams, fraud, awareness, protect

Knowing how to protect my money has never been more important.

Scam & Security Awareness

Scam Alert

There is a new scam that is impacting MVCU Members: A Fraudster is spoofing MVCU's phone number.  Spoofing is when someone disguises a phone number to look like MVCU's to convince you that you're interacting with us.  The fraudster will then tell the member that they're calling from MVCU and that a large withdrawal has been made from their account.  The member is then asked to withdraw the same amount and lie to the teller about why they are withdrawing those funds.  They are then instructed to go to a bitcoin ATM and send the funds to the caller.  

If you are told to lie to a credit union employee, do not proceed with the transaction.  If you are ever unsure about proceeding with a transaction, hang up, and call 800-356-0067 to verify if that conversation was legitimate.  Our goal is your financial safety and security!  

 

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Protect yourself from scams

Fraudsters are getting more sophisticated and more convincing. It’s getting harder to know when you’re being scammed, but there are some tips to follow to keep your money safe!

  • Never allow a representative from any company to access your account through online or mobile banking.
  • Also, never allow someone to remotely deposit checks to your account.
  • Never give your online or mobile banking password to anyone.
  • Never provide a refund or return via gift cards or cryptocurrency.
  • If you have to pay money to a company or person to get a larger amount of money from them, then it’s a scam.
  • If you are told to lie to a Credit Union representative, do not proceed with the transaction.
  • Never send cash back via the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, or UPS.
  • If MVCU calls you, we will never ask you for your Debit Card PIN, Online Banking Password, or Account Number.

To verify your identity, an MVCU Representative may ask you to answer security questions, which may include your Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Driver’s License Number, Mother’s Maiden Name, a recent transaction, or a text verification code.

Our goal is your financial safety and security. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 800.356.0067. We’re here to help!