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Fraud Awareness

Fraud is a serious problem that affects many people every day. In today’s fast-paced world, it is essential to be vigilant and protect yourself from fraudsters who are constantly looking for ways to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals.

At Community Credit Union, we take fraud prevention seriously and are committed to helping our members stay informed and protected. We want to educate you on the common types of fraud and what you can do to prevent falling victim to it.

What You Can Do:

  • Be sceptical of unsolicited phone calls, emails, or text messages, especially those that ask for personal information.
  • Review your account statements regularly to detect any suspicious activity.
  • Check your credit report at least once a year to ensure that no new accounts have been opened in your name.
  • Use strong, unique passwords for your online accounts and change them regularly.
  • If you suspect fraud, report it immediately to your credit union or financial institution.
  • Remember, prevention is key when it comes to fraud. Stay vigilant and protect your personal and financial information at all times. We are here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about fraud prevention.


International Fraud Awareness Week

Tips on Fake Websites

  • Look for the padlock which indicates the site is encrypted
  • Ensure you are using trusted websites when shopping or transacting online
  • Check Google Reviews - Is there a genuine phone number or email address?
  • Remember, if it's too good to be true, trust your instincts - it's likely to be a scam!

Dear Mum & Dad Scam

  • Fraudsters posing as family members in order to manipulate victims into transferring money.
  • Always speak directly with the person who made the first request

Dear Mum & Dad Scam

Tips for dealing with fake Credit Union messages

  • Your Credit Union will never everĀ request you to click on a link in an SMS to update your personal security or PIN/Password details.
  • Contact your Credit Union or the Card Service team, available 24/7 at +35316933333

Fake Links

  • Fraudster looking for a bite of your details
  • Link received looking like a genuine request
  • Fraudster ready to receive card details

Beware and Don't Share!

Beware and Don't Share

Money Muling

  • Never open an account in your name for receiving or sending payments for someone else
  • Never accept a job offer asking you to use your own account
  • Beware of unsolicited emails promising 'easy' money for little effort
  • Never give your financial details to someone you don't know and trust, in particular if you have met them online

Money Muling

If you would like more information please contact us today.

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