Practical Tips to Keep You Safe
We live in a digital world, so keeping your personal information secure and understanding the tools fraudsters use to commit crimes is critical.
Do Not Be a Victim of Check Scams
Fake Check Scams are on the rise and recently WCCU members have become victim. These scammers are very good at making their request seem legitimate. Are you familiar with the telltale signs of a scam? They include:
- Someone asks you to deposit checks into your account only to wire them the money minus a commission? SCAM
- You’ve received a sizeable inheritance due to the recent death of a relative, but there are legal fees to pay first? SCAM
- A stranger offers to pay you for something with a check or money order for more than the purchase price. SCAM
- Have you received lottery winnings that require you to pay processing fees? SCAM
Don't be the victim of a check deposit scam.Each year, check deposit scams defraud thousands of people in the U.S. If you suspect you are a target….DO NOT deposit the check. Call police and notify us immediately.