Unfortunately, fraudsters trying to steal your financial information and your money don’t take a holiday.
It is very important that your awareness of scams is heightened at this time of year. The next time you receive a text message, or a call from an unknown number, be very careful in responding or taking the call.
In another round of scams, fraudsters are sending text messages and calling people and acting as if they are trying to protect cardholders from fraud on their credit card or debit card. Their goal is to deceive you into revealing account information.
If you receive a text or phone call from someone that is saying they are from Scott Credit Union or a card processor, be very cautious about sharing any information. Instead, call Scott Credit Union directly at 618-345-1000 or 800-888-4728.
Remember: never give private information such as your social security number, credit card number, or account details over the phone or via text unless you initiated the contact and you know the business is legitimate. You can also protect your online and mobile banking accounts by using complex user names and changing your passwords frequently. For more tips on avoiding identity theft, visit our Security page.