Fraud Awareness & Protection

  • Stop Fraud

    Fraud Education: Safeguard Your Information!

    2019-08-01 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    With the recent Capital One Compromise we want to take this time to warn, and educate, members on fraud. Fraudsters utilize many avenues to commit fraud, including but not limited to, posing as your financial institution through phone calls and/or text messages.

  • Capital One

    Capital One Data Breach Announced

    2019-07-30 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) has announced that on July 19, 2019, it determined there was unauthorized access by an outside individual who obtained certain types of personal information relating to people who had applied for its credit card products and to Capital One credit card customers. Capital One is not affiliated with Granite State Credit Union, however some GSCU members may utilize Capital One credit card services.


    Capital One will notify affected individuals through a variety of channels and will make free credit monitoring and identity protection available to everyone affected. For more information about this incident and what Capital One is doing to respond, visit www.capitalone.com/facts2019.

  • Telephone Teller Scam

    2019-07-23 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    GSCU has been alerted that the phone number associated with the credit union's retired Telephone Teller System (800-368-2221,) is being used as part of a spoofing scam. Members are being contacted by what appears as a representative from GSCU. They are then asked to provide personal financial information including their debit card number. Members should not provide any information. Instead, hang up and contact a live GSCU Representative at 800-645-4728. If contacted, please report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission here

  • scam alert

    Scam Alert: Fraudulent Checks

    2019-04-12 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    Counterfeit checks are one of the most common instruments used to commit fraud against victims. The goal for the fraudsters is to get the checks deposited “under the fraud radar”. They try to accomplish this by taking the human element out of the equation during these transactions, which is why there has been an increase in checks being deposited through the mobile app versus a deposit being made in branch.

  • tax fraud

    BEWARE OF TAX TIME FRAUD

    2019-02-19 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    It’s the time of year for Tax Fraud! As people file their tax returns, cybercriminals target them with a variety of scams. Some people learn they are victims only after having their legitimate tax return rejected because scammers already fraudulently filed taxes in their name. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), there was a 60% increase in 2018 in phishing scams that tried to steal money or tax data. So how can you prevent being scammed?

  • Apple Iphone Scams and more

    2019-01-17 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    Recently there have been more scams specifically targeting users of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers.
    Hackers are able to steal Apple IDs and money from iPhone users. The scam works by accessing payment information from credit cards tied to iPhones.

  • Facebook Mining - Social Media Scams

    2018-12-12 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    Have you noticed people posting quizzes on their Facebook answering questions such as their favorite book, dream vacation etc.?

  • Marriott International Cybersecurity Breach

    2018-12-10 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    Marriott International, the parent company of Starwood Properties has reported a cybersecurity breach which compromised the personal information of as many as 500 million individuals worldwide. The breach of information targeted the Starwood Properties guest reservation database by an unauthorized party on or before September 10, 2018.

  • warning fraud

    Fraudsters Don’t Take Time Off During the Holiday Season

    2018-12-06 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    While the holiday season means a spike in online and in-store traffic and sales, it also brings more fraud. Common fraud types include account takeovers, discount and coupon abuse, return abuse, payment fraud and scams.

  • Stop Fraud

    Fraud Education: Safeguard Your Information!

    2019-08-01 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    With the recent Capital One Compromise we want to take this time to warn, and educate, members on fraud. Fraudsters utilize many avenues to commit fraud, including but not limited to, posing as your financial institution through phone calls and/or text messages.

  • Capital One

    Capital One Data Breach Announced

    2019-07-30 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) has announced that on July 19, 2019, it determined there was unauthorized access by an outside individual who obtained certain types of personal information relating to people who had applied for its credit card products and to Capital One credit card customers. Capital One is not affiliated with Granite State Credit Union, however some GSCU members may utilize Capital One credit card services.


    Capital One will notify affected individuals through a variety of channels and will make free credit monitoring and identity protection available to everyone affected. For more information about this incident and what Capital One is doing to respond, visit www.capitalone.com/facts2019.

  • Telephone Teller Scam

    2019-07-23 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    GSCU has been alerted that the phone number associated with the credit union's retired Telephone Teller System (800-368-2221,) is being used as part of a spoofing scam. Members are being contacted by what appears as a representative from GSCU. They are then asked to provide personal financial information including their debit card number. Members should not provide any information. Instead, hang up and contact a live GSCU Representative at 800-645-4728. If contacted, please report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission here

  • scam alert

    Scam Alert: Fraudulent Checks

    2019-04-12 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    Counterfeit checks are one of the most common instruments used to commit fraud against victims. The goal for the fraudsters is to get the checks deposited “under the fraud radar”. They try to accomplish this by taking the human element out of the equation during these transactions, which is why there has been an increase in checks being deposited through the mobile app versus a deposit being made in branch.

  • tax fraud

    BEWARE OF TAX TIME FRAUD

    2019-02-19 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    It’s the time of year for Tax Fraud! As people file their tax returns, cybercriminals target them with a variety of scams. Some people learn they are victims only after having their legitimate tax return rejected because scammers already fraudulently filed taxes in their name. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), there was a 60% increase in 2018 in phishing scams that tried to steal money or tax data. So how can you prevent being scammed?

  • Apple Iphone Scams and more

    2019-01-17 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    Recently there have been more scams specifically targeting users of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers.
    Hackers are able to steal Apple IDs and money from iPhone users. The scam works by accessing payment information from credit cards tied to iPhones.

  • Facebook Mining - Social Media Scams

    2018-12-12 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    Have you noticed people posting quizzes on their Facebook answering questions such as their favorite book, dream vacation etc.?

  • Marriott International Cybersecurity Breach

    2018-12-10 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    Marriott International, the parent company of Starwood Properties has reported a cybersecurity breach which compromised the personal information of as many as 500 million individuals worldwide. The breach of information targeted the Starwood Properties guest reservation database by an unauthorized party on or before September 10, 2018.

  • warning fraud

    Fraudsters Don’t Take Time Off During the Holiday Season

    2018-12-06 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    While the holiday season means a spike in online and in-store traffic and sales, it also brings more fraud. Common fraud types include account takeovers, discount and coupon abuse, return abuse, payment fraud and scams.

  • how to avoid scams

    Avoid Being the Victim of a Hacking Scam!

    2018-11-14 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    We are living in a digital age where everything we do is either on a computer, tablet, or cellphone. Technology is rapidly advancing and security breaches and hacking are more common than ever.

    So how can you protect yourself? Here are just a few examples on how you can keep your electronic footprint safer:

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