As fraud schemes and trends are constantly evolving and growing, SAFE Federal Credit Union is committed to making sure you know how to safeguard yourself. We're dedicated to developing an anti-fraud environment that includes appropriate training and development for our employees and members like you! 

Here in our Fraud Prevention Center, you'll find resources and tips to help protect you from falling victim to fraudulent activity and what to do if it ever happens to you.

How to spot Fraud


Fraudsters use lots of tricky methods to try and scam you out of your hard earned money. Learn how to identify their most popular tactics to better arm yourself against them. 

 

Phone Scams-These scams involve a fraudster calling by phone, impersonating an official organization like the FBI or IRS. They'll demand information to catch you off-guard, or cause you to become flustered. They'll say anything to get your personal information. The Federal Trade Commision has some tips on how to protect yourself. Read more here.
Phishing Scams- These scams can come in the form of an email or text message impersonating a legitimate organization. They can look very convincing, which often leads to the victim sharing their sensitive information and even passwords. Check out what the Federal Trade Commission suggests to safeguard your information. Read more here.
Peer to Peer (P2P) Scams- While Online peer-to-peer apps like CashApp and Venmo offer a convenient way to pay friends and retailers, they also have created another avenue for fraudsters to take advantage of consumers, especially during the pandemic. Read more here.

Fraud Education Resources


SAFE has various companion resources to help you stay informed and up-to-date on the latest fraud topics. Below is a list of fraud education links with tips and tools from some of the most trusted fraud prevention organizations. 

IRS.GOV (Internal Revenue Service)

  • Tax scams-  Each year, the IRS releases their "Dirty Dozen" list of the most common scams targeted at taxpayers. Learn more to help protect yourself this tax season and beyond.
  • Identity Theft-  Tax fraud and related identity theft is a growing problem. As tax season quickly approaches, The IRS gives their insight for how to safegaurd your personal information and your tax refund. 

ACFE.COM (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)

  • Cyberfraud and COVID-19- Learn from professional fraud fighters about the risks associated with online fraud and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected e-crimes online.

FTC.GOV (Federal Trade Commission)

  • How to Avoid a Scam- The FTC lists their tips and tricks for how to spot the signs of a scam.

Test your fraud knowledge


Where does your fraud knowledge stack up? Try out some of the interactive quizes and games below to find out!

Possibly Scammed? 


If you suspect that you may have been the victim of an identity thief, or if you notice any kind of fraudulent or unusual activity on your account or bank statement, reach out to SAFE immediately by doing the following: