Identity Theft Remains Top Consumer Complaint To FTC

March 4, 2015 | Category: Fraud Alerts

Identity theft continues to be the top complaint the Federal Trade Commission receives from consumers, according to an FTC report on complaints it received last year. Identity theft has held the No. 1 spot for the last 15 years, the FTC reported, while noting a large increase in the number of complaints about so-called “imposter” […]

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Tips on Avoiding Identity Theft

January 6, 2015 | Category: Fraud Alerts

Tax time is open season for identity thieves – don’t become a victim! Here are a few basic steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and pretext calling. Identity theft is the fraudulent use of a person’s personal identifying information. Often, identity thieves will use another person’s personal information, such […]

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ATM Skimming is Nationwide

December 19, 2014 | Category: Fraud Alerts

Taking a Trip to the ATM? Beware of ‘Skimmers’ How skimming works The devices planted on ATMs are usually undetectable by users—the makers of this equipment have become very adept at creating them, often from plastic or plaster, so that they blend right into the ATM’s façade. The specific device used is often a realistic-looking […]

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Risk Alert — Warning to Members about Fraudulent Charities

December 19, 2014 | Category: Fraud Alerts

Some charities focus on temporary shelter and some concentrate on providing food and water; others specialize in simply raising money for other charities. The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office is now warning of renewed charity scams following the tornado so before giving money to help with the recent tornado disaster relief, it would be wise to […]

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Top 10 ways criminals get credit card data

December 19, 2014 | Category: Fraud Alerts

  Criminals are more organized and sophisticated than ever before. Attacks on ATM machines range from simplistic to highly organized efforts involving multiple ATMS across the country, hundreds of fraudulent cards and criminal gangs spanning the globe. So, how do criminals get our member’s debit card data? Here are 10 different ways… 1. Steal Cards […]

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Fraudulent Text Messages

December 19, 2014 | Category: Fraud Alerts

  We’ve been hearing reports of some of our members receiving text messages about a “mobile banking alert” stating their Visa cards have been temporarily deactivated. These texts are fraudulent and do not come from Icon Credit Union. This was not targeted at you as an Icon member. The message was sent randomly to cell […]

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IRS Warns of Telephone Scam

December 19, 2014 | Category: Fraud Alerts

  The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with […]

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What you need to know about Target’s security breach

December 19, 2014 | Category: Fraud Alerts

  The credit card breach, confirmed by Target, potentially compromised information from more than 40 million credit cards that were used at Target between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. While Target says they identified and resolved the issue, it’s critically important that any shoppers who believe they may be affected keep a close eye on […]

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Target customers now receiving phishing emails related to breach

December 19, 2014 | Category: Fraud Alerts

  Heads up everyone – hackers are sending out phishing emails which appear to be from Target, encouraging recipients to visit a malicious website and submit sensitive data. If you receive any email claiming to be from Target, especially regarding the topic of the 2013 Target credit/debit card breach, be highly suspicious and do not […]

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