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The top tricks scammers use (and how to avoid them)

Published on November 15, 2019

Scammers are our number one adversary.

We work to help our community reach their financial goals, scammers work hard to bilk unsuspecting people out of their hard-earned money.

We're committed to your safety, scammers are committed to stealing your information and use it for bad stuff.

Scams are a huge threat — not just to the U.S., but the world. Last year, a reported $1.48 billion was lost to fraud. Not million, billion. With the rise of the internet, scammers can now cast a wider net to snag their victims, making falling for a scam as easy as missing your turn.

4 super scary scams to watch out for this Halloween

Published on October 21, 2019

Don’t let a Halloween scam spook you! Stay a step ahead of those crooks by looking out for these four scams this season.

Beware of Social Media Scams

Published on March 27, 2018

 

Over the last few years, social media scams have exploded, with fake Twitter and Facebook profiles increasing by 100% in just one year. That also means there are several types of social media scams, most which involve a phishing scheme component.

Here’s how it happens: Scammers try to “friend” you by creating a bogus profile or cloning the profile of someone you know. Then, they’ll get you to share personal information by asking you random questions. Meanwhile, you’re unknowingly giving away the security questions for your personal passwords. By the time you realize what’s happened, it’s too late. Other social media scams involve fake offers and promotions. To get your hands on the goods, though, you’ll first need to share your personal information.

In another scam, fraudsters reach out to you while impersonating Louisiana FCU. They’ll claim to have incredible rates on loans. And, if you apply for this “loan,” the scammers might empty your accounts or trick you into making upfront payments to qualify. Here’s how to spot, prevent and react to social media scams: