Avoid New Online Job Scam that Requires Personal Account Information
The scamsters haven’t gone away and aren’t slowing down. They are constantly concocting new ways to separate you from your hard-earned money and to perpetrate other fraud. At TFCU, we are hearing from an increasing number of members about a new scheme.
This new scam involves offers of “jobs” on sites such as Craig’s List, to “receive and send money.” Once the criminals have a bite on the ad, they request that the person wanting the job open an account at their financial institution and provide the account information for online access. That’s right, the criminals want you to open an account and give them full online access to it – account number, password, answers to authentication questions and anything else required to have full control of that account.
TFCU has warned its members about various scams such as this for years and are warning you again not to fall for schemes that involve sharing your personal information, such as account information and credentials. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. In the end, the only people who profit from it are the criminals trying to lure you in.
If you feel you have been a victim of this type of scheme and you opened an online account at TFCU thinking it was for a new job, contact us immediately so we can put a stop to any illegal activity.