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Holiday Fraud Alerts

Now that holiday shopping is in full swing, scammers are shopping too, looking for people to separate from their money. Here are a few tips to help you out-smart those bah-humbug scammers.

  • Never purchase a gift card to pay for repairs or fees.
  • Never give your card number out to someone who calls you. If someone says you owe money for a penalty or service you were unaware of, ask for a copy of the bill to be mailed to you for examination.
  • A Credit Union Employee will never ask you for your debit card PIN number.
  • Secret Shopper programs never pay in advance by check.
  • Programs asking you to pay money in order to access more money are scams.
  • Scammers try to intimidate their victims into quick action.  A legitimate caller will not discourage you from reviewing the information with someone you trust.

Wishing you a safe and happy holidays from your friends at Carter Credit Union!