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MSU Federal Credit Union | Security Center | Recent Scams

Recent & Common Financial Scams

 

Protect your financial and personal information by staying aware and informed. Below is information about a number of recent and common financial scams.

 

There has been a recent increase in fraudulent text messages received by some MSUFCU members. Although these messages have not targeted MSUFCU directly, the institutions mentioned in the messages have included other credit unions based in the Mid-Michigan area. These text messages typically state that the recipient’s account has been closed or locked out and to call a long distance number in order to have it reinstated or unlocked. This message is fraudulent. MSUFCU will never contact you via text message to request account information. If you have given out any account information using the phone number provided with these fraudulent text messages, please contact us immediately.



In this tough economic climate, there have been more and more scammers eager to take advantage of those seeking work.

 

When applying for jobs online, use reputable websites and remember that the old adage "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is" still applies. A recent scam has phony "employers" offering job candidates work but requires these applicants provide money upfront that the "employers" claim will later be refunded, or the "employers" provide a check for the applicants and request that they cash the check, forward a portion of the money to the "employer," and then keep the rest of the money for themselves as a signing bonus.

Don't fall for this updated version of what's commonly called the "Nigerian Payment Scam." The check provided to you by this scammer will wind up being fraudulent, and you will be out the money you forwarded along to the phony "employer" or the money you sent as an upfront payment for reasons such as credit report processing or equipment fees for a work-at-home opportunity.