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IRS Warns of Impersonation Telephone Scam

Scammers impersonating Internal Revenue Service employees are calling taxpayers and claiming they owe the IRS money that must be paid through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. In an effort to thwart these scam attempts, the IRS has provided five tell-tale signs of a scam call.

IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a consumer alert regarding an IRS-impersonation telephone scam. The callers claim to be IRS employees, may know information about you and also alter the caller ID information to make it look like the IRS is actually calling. The scam artists are calling consumers claiming to be IRS employees. The callers may know information about you and also alter the caller ID information to make it look like the IRS is actually calling. In order to thwart these scam attempts, the IRS has provided five tell-tale signs of a scam call.

Postcard Scam

We want our members to be aware that fraudulent postcards are being sent to members of credit unions near UHCU.

That International Call Could Be a Wangiri Scam

There’s a new robocall scam hitting the mobile phone scene and unlike others, this one is baiting you to call back. Dubbed Wangiri scams – Japanese for “one-ring and cut” – you will get an incoming call that disconnects quickly after one ring. If you call back, you’ll be unknowingly connected to a toll number that charges fees to your carrier. Read the full post for more details.

FCC Warns of 'Can You Hear Me?' Scam Calls

The Federal Communications Commission is alerting the public to recent "Can you hear me?" scams in which fraudulent callers record a victim's voice over the phone. The fraudsters then use the recording to authorize unwanted charges on the victim's accounts.

Scam Alert: Criminals Hack into Apple Devices to Demand Ransom

Criminals are tricking Apple users into sending them money by hacking in to users' Apple accounts and convincing them that their devices have been compromised via a message on their Apple device lock screens.

Beware of Ongoing Telephone, Text Message Scams

In response to a variety of recent telephone and text message scams, United Heritage Credit Union wants to remind members of the common signs associated with financial scams so members can prevent themselves from becoming victims.

Romance Scams

With so many sites, apps, and services dedicated to matching people up, the odds of meeting a compatible mate online have greatly increased over the past several years. However, more free and convenient dating options also means more ways for scammers to strike.

Romance Scams

With so many sites, apps, and services dedicated to matching people up, the odds of meeting a compatible mate online have greatly increased over the past several years. However, more free and convenient dating options also means more ways for scammers to strike.

Fraudulent UHCU Official Checks

Recently, United Heritage Credit Union became aware of individuals receiving fraudulent Official Checks containing the UHCU name and logo in the mail along with a pamphlet instructing the recipient to participate in a “Secret Shopper” program. Please read the full post for more details on this recent scam.

COVID-19 Scams

If you follow the news, you may have heard remarks from the federal government about sending funds directly to people and families to alleviate the burden caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus situation. Unfortunately fraudsters are pouncing on this as an opportunity to collect personal data and even funds from unknowing victims. Read this post for the latest on possible COVID-19 scams. 

Watch Out for These 3 Common Scams

Scams come in many varieties, and millions of people fall victim to them each year. Learn about some of the most common tactics and check out these practical tips to help you spot and avoid scams.

Romance Scams Revisited

Each year the popularity of online dating increases, the more people become susceptible to online dating scams. Yet, scammers who troll such social sites use the same-old tactics to swindle their victims that they've employed since the inception of internet dating. So, the best way to protect yourself is to understand how the scams work and recognize the signs early. As a refresher on how to avoid online dating scams, here's information we posted last March about romance scams.

How to Avoid Online Dating Scams

Nowadays, millions of people turn to online dating websites to find companionship and romance.  Why not, right? The idea and convenience of meeting your soul mate on the internet is alluring to all different demographics.  Unfortunately, the widespread use and popularity of these social sites attracts criminals along with everyone else. Scammers now troll dating sites to make fast money by preying on the vulnerability of those looking for love.  The best way to protect yourself and others is to understand how these online dating scams work and recognize the signs early.

4 Types of Student Scams and How to Avoid Them

From registering for classes to finding housing, going back to school for the semester can feel like an endless to-do list. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with forms, payments, and schedules. And that’s what fraudsters and con artists are counting on to work their scams. But what they’re not counting on is you seeing right through their antics. UHCU is here to help by spreading awareness of the types of scams criminals are peddling during the back-to-school season.

4 Scams You Should Know About

As fraud constantly evolves, United Heritage Credit Union reminds members to remain vigilant when it comes to their finances. Outlined in this blog post are a number of common scams that you can avoid if you are attentive and armed with the right knowledge.

Debit Card Fraud Monitoring Update

Effective Wednesday, June 5, 2019, our debit card monitoring provider, Falcon Fraud Monitoring, is adding SMS/text messages and email as ways they may contact you to discuss potential fraud attempts on your debit card.  In the event that they contact you, they will identify themselves as Card Member Security.

Phishing Emails: Amazon Impersonation

In an effort to keep our members informed of current online security threats, we wanted to let you know about about a new trend we’re seeing from scammers who are impersonating large businesses through email and phone calls. These suspicious phishing emails are circulating inboxes in an attempt to gain access to personal and secure business networks. This is something you should be very careful about for both your personal and work email accounts and as always, when answering calls from unknown numbers.