Don’t Become a Victim of Online Fraud
Here are some tips from the Federal Trade Commission to help you protect yourself from becoming a victim of online scams:
- If you receive an e-mail that warns you that your account will be shut down unless you reconfirm your billing information, you should not reply or click on the link in the e-mail. Instead, you should contact the company cited in the e-mail directly using a telephone number or Web site address you know to be genuine.
- Avoid e-mailing personal and financial information. Before submitting financial information through a Web site, look for “https” in the Web site address, an indicator that the information is secure during transmission. TFCU will never ask you for personal information in an e-mail. We already have everything on file.
- Always review credit card and credit union account statements as soon as you receive them to determine if there are any unauthorized charges. If the statement is late by more than a couple of days, you should call the credit card company or credit union to confirm your billing address and account balances.