Financial Scams

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! 

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  1. Romance/Imposter Scams
    You get a call or an email. It might say you’ve won a prize. It might seem to come from a government official. Maybe it seems to be from someone you know – your grandchild, a relative or a friend. Or maybe it’s from someone you feel like you know, but you haven’t met in person – say, a person you met online who you’ve been writing to.
  2. Gift Card Scams
    Gift cards are a popular and convenient way to give someone a gift. They’re also a popular way for scammers to steal money from you. Gift cards are for gifts, not payments. Anyone who demands payment by gift card is always a scammer.
  3. Mystery Shopping Scam
    Who wouldn’t love getting paid to shop and dine at cool places and then review them? Whether you’re a student looking for a summer job or someone wanting to start a side or full-time business, mystery shopping sounds like an exciting option. But while some mystery shopping opportunities are legitimate, many are scams that rob you.

Learn. Protect. Report.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) frequently updates their list of scams that consumers may fall victim to. To learn more about the latest financial scams or file a report click below.

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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.