TopLine Federal Credit Union is committed to arming you with the tools and information you need to protect yourself. Check out the most common financial scams and learn how to recognize the warning signs to avoid being a victim.
78% of all scams start with a phone call!
Financial Scams and Resources
1. Child Tax Credit Scammers
From July 15 through December 2021, the IRS announced it is sending monthly advances on the child tax credit. Scammers will likely use their standard playbook, meaning impostor scams may appear, with con artists pretending to "help" you get your payments earlier, get more money, or commit identity theft.
2. Rental Car Scam
With rental car availability at an all-time low, prices are sky high. So, if you suddenly find an available car at a cheap price, you might be dealing with scammers looking to cash in on the rental car shortage.
3. How to Avoid Job Scams
If you’re looking for a job, there are lots of things to think about, from wages and commute time to benefits and employee resources. To make your job search safe and successful, learn how to spot and avoid job scams.
TopLine will never contact you to ask for your personal information.
Be aware of those that contact you via phone, email, text or mail and ask for your identifying information, like account numbers, PINs, CVV security codes, social security numbers, DOB; most likely this has the potential of being a scam. If you have questions or feel like you have been scammed, please contact us immediately at 763-391-9494 or if after hours, please call the number on the back of your debit or credit card.