Many scams revolve around the idea of a family emergency, often a distraught grandchild calling, to build urgency and apply pressure to victims. Frequently, these scams target senior citizens with the fraudster contacting the victim noting they’re a family member or close friend.
We have been made aware of a spoofing fraud trend that is affecting our members.
We have been made aware of a recent Home Warranty Mail Scam.
These mailings note that home warranties may be expiring and to take action with a phone number to renew the warranty. These mailings utilize mortgage information obtained through public records to appear more convincing. They are not associated with Granite State Credit Union.
If you have received a suspicious call or text or you believe you have been the victim of fraud, please contact GSCU immediately by calling 1-800-645-4728 or emailing us.
We have been made aware of a recent spoofing fraud trend.
Spoofing is when a fraudster falsifies the information transmitted to your Caller ID to disguise their identity.
Back-to-school themed scams are on the rise
It’s back-to-school for kids across the nation. That special time of year when parents rejoice, teenagers groan and teachers take a deep breath. Unfortunately, any time there is a moment to be taken advantage of, scammers are on the prowl. Here are two back-to-school focused scams that are on the uptick as summer ends.
What to do if you lose your wallet or purse
Losing your wallet or purse can be a frustrating experience. Your credit cards, ID, keys and cash are all seemingly out there in the world for anyone to find. Despite the feeling of helplessness, there are ways to mitigate the damage. Here are some steps to take immediately after losing your wallet or purse.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), over $1 billion has been lost to crypto-related scams since January of 2021. More than half that, $575 million, was in connection to these types of investment scams.
Steps to take if your identity is stolen
According to a recent study, in 2021, 15 million consumers were victims of identity theft, with criminals using that personal information to create $24 billion in losses. ID theft is a real problem. Here are some steps to take if you should ever become the victim of this crime.
While making a phone call may seem harmless, you should always consider who's on the other end of the line. Cybercriminals can use callback phishing scams to trick you into calling them directly. Once you’re on the phone, cybercriminals will ask you to share sensitive information or grant them access to your device.
Fraud during times of national or global crisis and upheaval are common as it gives an opportunity to tug at the heartstrings of individuals with sincere intentions to donate. The crisis in Ukraine is the latest global crisis to spark fraudulent calls, texts, emails, as well as social media posts and ads across the internet.