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!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Scams
1. Robocall Scams
Scammers are using illegal robocalls to profit from Coronavirus-related fears. Listen to some of the latest robocalls so you can be on the lookout and know how to respond (Hint: hang up!):
2. Charity Scams
Do your homework when it comes to donating, whether donating through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations by gift card or wiring money, don’t do it.
3. Fake Apps
Do not download any apps that say they will tell you where people with the virus are. These are apps from hackers and they will lock down your phone and demand payment.
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.