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Fraud/Scam Alerts


Champion CU Card Fraud Alerts Activation Text Message

Posted 11/3/2017

Our new text alert service will allow you to keep tabs on suspicious activity instantly.  CCU wants to make sure that using your debit card is always as safe and convenient as possible, that's why we are excited to launch text alerts as part of our ongoing fraud monitoring program.

How It Works:

 

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Equifax Security Breach

Posted 9/18/2017

On Sept. 7th, Equifax, one of the primary credit reporting agencies in the United States, revealed that a data breach exploited a website weakness in order to access the personal information, including credit card and social security numbers, of as many as 143 million Americans.

You may be wondering if this affects you.  To find out if you’ve been impacted;  go to Equifax security page at: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com

Looking out for your security and best interests are always a Top Priority at Champion Credit Union.

Here are some ways to help protect your accounts and information:

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What Does This Card Compromise Letter Mean?

Posted 5/26/2017

You received a letter from CCU stating your debit card has been compromised.  Wait, What???  My card has been compromised?  What does that even mean?

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"National Credit Union Administration" Phishing Scam

Anthem Breach

Debit Card Fraud

Massive Card Breach at The Home Depot

Internet Explorer Security

What is Phishing?

In a phishing scam, fraudsters send emails, text messages, or phone message, targeting a specific organization. The fraudsters craft their correspondence to make it appear as though they are sent by the recipient’s financial institution or trusted retailer. The fraudsters will attempt to collect personal and/or financial information by sending attachments infected with software for stealing passwords, or by including a link in the email with a request to provide personal and/or financial information, or by requesting the recipient to contact a number and provide personal and/or financial information, or even threatening to disable the recipients card or account unless the recipient click a link or provides the information requested.

Champion Credit Union will not ask for personal or financial information via email or text message. Please be cautious and aware and do not provide this information to anyone, even if the email or website appears legitimate. If you have any doubt regarding whom you are speaking to or about the email or message you received, do not provide the information and contact the credit union directly. (Do not reply to email or use the phone number in the email to contact the credit union).

Something for Nothing?

Congratulations! You’ve been notified that you won… but have you? Many consumers are falling victim to scams perpetrated to obtain information or money from them.

Recent attempts by fraudsters include sending consumers fraudulent checks that may also contain a notice that they have won a lottery or similar prize pool. The consumers are also asked to pay a fee (it may be stated that the check is to help cover these costs) to an ‘agent’ to claim their prize. The checks are most often counterfeit or fraudulent, but consumers cash them and send a portion to the ‘agent’ thinking they will receive a large sum of money. The consumer never hears from the ‘agent’ again and when the check is returned, may be legally responsible for the funds they have received—including the ones they sent to claim their alleged prize.

Don’t fall victim to a scam. Protect yourself and remember these five (fun but true) pieces of wisdom:

  1. You can’t win a lottery you didn’t enter.
  2. No one from Africa or any other country is going to give you 10% of anything
  3. If you have to pay to claim it, you didn’t really win it.
  4. If it is too good to be true, it is.
  5. No one runs a lottery by using just email addresses.

Also see: Identity Theft.