Post Category: Data Security

August 22nd, 2019 Data Security

Employment Scams

Those in search of employment or loans often fall prey to fraudulent ads where the victim will provide their social security number and all other personal information to the scammer. In addition to being able to steal the victim’s identity, the scammer will usually send a fraudulent check instructing you to buy equipment from their […]

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August 22nd, 2019 Data Security

Romance Scams

Romance scam artists will pose as a romantic interest online and speak with their victims anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of years trying to establish trust. At times, they or someone else will even meet the victim in person. Once they feel they have gained their trust, they will then begin […]

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August 22nd, 2019 Data Security

Sweepstakes Scams

Be on the lookout for sweepstakes/lottery scams, employment scams, lending scams, and even romance scammers who try to trick you into handing over your hard-earned money—or worse. Throughout the country, scams continue to plague those who receive a phone call or email telling them that they’ve won a large sum of money in a sweepstakes […]

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September 28th, 2017 Data Security

Online Scams Involving Gift Cards on the Rise

According to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center’s statistics,from  January to June 2017 there have been hundreds of victims who have lost more than $6 million to online scams involving the purchase of music and other gift cards. These schemes include employment/opportunity scams, romance scams, ransomware scams, tax frauds, and various other online scams. Unfortunately, some […]

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September 27th, 2017 Data Security, News

Tips for Consumers: What to do Post-Breach

Data breaches pose a potential risk to consumers in the form of identity theft, account takeover and fraud when personal and sensitive information is compromised. The following are tips for consumers to consider in reducing the risk or impact of data breaches. Place a Security Freeze on Credit Reports A security freeze protects against identity […]

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January 18th, 2017 Data Security

The Latest Online Threat To Home Buyers, Lenders

WASHINGTON–Credit unions and their members have another online threat to guard against—having home down payments stolen. According to a number of sources, online criminals are increasingly impersonating real estate agents online in order to get buyers to send funds to offshore accounts. As part of the scam hackers penetrate real estate agents’ emails and monitor […]

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November 22nd, 2016 Data Security

Be Safe and Smart While Shopping Online

You probably think you know the score when it comes to online shopping, but you have to remember scammers are usually one step ahead. While the Internet makes many everyday tasks faster and more convenient, like shopping, banking, and communicating on the go, it’s important to be safe, secure, and responsible online. Here are some […]

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June 15th, 2016 Data Security

Fraud Prevention Tips

Here are some practical tips to help you avoid fraud online. Do not share your online banking credentials. You should never have to give out your online banking credentials to receive a deposit. Please call the credit union immediately if you have shared your credentials with anyone. We require Multifactor Authentication to log in to […]

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May 23rd, 2016 Data Security

Data Breaches: What You Need to Know

With so many merchant data breaches in the news, we want you to know that Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union is ready to help if your personal or financial data is ever compromised. We take service to our members seriously and will do everything we can to ensure that action is taken – quickly – […]

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