Fraud Alert Checklist
DFCU will never ask you to give your personal and confidential information through an email, text, or voice message. If we initiate contact with you, then we already have this information on record and would have no need to ask you for it.
If your answer is “YES” to any of the following questions, then you could be involved in a fraud or about to be part of a scam. TELL BRANCH PERSONNEL IMMEDIATELY, OR CALL US AT (Salt Lake area) 801-456-7000 (Toll-Free) 800-326-3328.
Please Note: Anytime someone sends you a check and asks you to wire money back, it is a SCAM.
- Did you receive/respond to an email requesting you to confirm, update, or provide your account information?
- Are you receiving commission or a pay for facilitating money transfers through your credit union account?
- Is the check for an item you sold on the internet, like a car, jewelry, etc.?
- Is the check amount more than anticipated and the sender is asking you to wire the deference to them?
- Did you receive the check via an overnight delivery service?
- Is the check connected to an online communication, transaction, or service such as new job offer? A new love you met online but never in person?
- Is the check drawn on a business or individual account that is different from the person you are dealing with?
- Have you been informed that you are the winner of a lottery that you have never entered?
- Were you instructed to either “wire”, “send”, or “ship” money as soon as possible to secure a deal, get paid, land a job, or any other reason?
- Were instructed to pay fees to receive a deposit from another country such as Canada, England, or Nigeria?
- Did you receive a check for a “car wrap”?
To learn more information on common scams and frauds that can happen to you please visit the US Government website https://www.usa.gov/common-scams-frauds
On that page, you will find the following: