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Holiday Scams

November 29, 2017

As the holidays approach and you turn to online shopping to buy gifts, beware of scams disguised as delivery notices sent by email. This particular scam is very popular at this time of year.

Think before you click!  And this doesn't just pertain to emails.  Be wary of online ads, applications, eGreeting cards and much more. Cybercriminals mimic legitimate content making it difficult to detect, so lookout for slightly altered URLs.

Don’t trust a site or name you don’t know and don’t fall for the too good to be true prices.

Enroll in SFCU Card Valet for enhanced debit card security.

Monitor your account with SFCU Online or SFCU Mobile.  Enroll today!

Use unique, complex passwords for sites that store your information and change your passwords frequently.

Be careful with caller ID.  Incoming phone numbers can be spoofed.

Look for ATM and gas pump tampering, skimmers, or shimmers. Do not use the ATM or gas pump if you suspect tampering.

Ensure your home computers, laptops, and tablets are protected wtih antivirus, anti-spyware and a firewall.

So be careful out there and let us know if we can assist you.

SFCU….Always There!

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