It all begins when you get tagged in a Facebook post, along with some other Facebook friends. Since you see your friends are also tagged in the post, you assume the link is safe. However when you click the link, a pop-up window appears. You're prompted to download a Flash player update, which is really malware.
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!
Have you heard about...
- “Malicious Tagging” on Facebook
- 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.
- Amazon Brushing
This scheme involves receiving random packages from Amazon you didn’t order that just show up on your doorstep. Now, you might be reading this thinking, “Wow, that would be a great problem to have….” But there’s a reason why it’s more troubling than it seems at first glance!
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.