Don’t Get Ripped Off! Learn About Common Scams
Let’s say you’re standing in line at one of our branches, a check in hand that you plan to cash or deposit. If you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions about that check, you could be unintentionally involved in a fraudulent transaction or may be on the verge of being scammed out of your hard-earned money.
- Is the check from an item you sold on the Internet, such as a car, boat, jewelry, etc?
- Is the amount of the check more than the item’s selling price?
- Is the check connected to communicating with someone by e-mail?
- Is the check drawn on a business or individual account that is different from the person buying your item or product?
- Have you been informed that you were the winner of a lottery, such as Canadian, Australian, El Gordo or El Mundo, that you did not enter?
- Have you been instructed to either wire, send or ship money as soon as possible to a large U.S. city or to another country, such as Canada, England or Nigeria?
- Have you been asked to pay money to receive a deposit from another country, such as Canada, England or Nigeria?
- Are you receiving pay or a commission for facilitating money transfers through your account?
- Did you respond to an e-mail requesting that you confirm, update or provide your account information?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, odds are that you are about to be ripped off. Such scams are commonplace these days, and our employees have helped many members like you avoid losing large sums of money. Talk to a TFCU representative now. They can verify for you if the check is genuine or not.