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
- Social Security numbers
- Mother’s maiden name
- 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!