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Could you spot the signs of a scam? Learn these RED FLAGS to prevent fraud from impacting you.

  • FEAR: If someone is claiming to be an authority figure and wants you to act fast to prevent something drastic from happening, it’s most likely a scam.
  • FREEBIES: No one gives away money for free. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • UNUSUAL PAYMENT METHODS: Any time anyone suggests payment in the form of a pre-paid gift card or asks you to wire money or send by courier, don’t do it!
  • SECRETS: If you are asked to do something out of the ordinary and keep it a secret, it is absolutely worth confiding in someone you trust before you take any action.

Acadia FCU will not call you for your: 

  • Online banking information
  • Passwords
  • Social Security numbers
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Other private personal information
  • Never open attachments or click on texts or emails claiming to be from Acadia FCU.
  • Always use caution when making transactions to individuals you haven’t met in person.
  • Never share personal information, including financial accounts, with anyone!

If you get a suspicious phone call, hang up and call 1.855.692.2234. DO NOT hit redial. Your friends at Acadia FCU can help!

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