Fraud Awareness

Our member's online security is of the utmost importance to us. At Granite State Credit Union, we're committed to providing members with the most up-to-date notifications and education in order to remain diligent in the protection of confidential information. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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:

  • Direct Deposit Scam

    2018-10-01 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    The FBI has issued a warning regarding scams involving payroll direct deposit. Scammers are targeting those who have their paychecks directly deposited to their banking accounts by sending emails requesting personal information including payroll website log in credentials.

  • Avoiding Many Types of Malware

    2018-09-25 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    Common Types of Malware and Their Effects

    Ransomware – Ransomware is malware that stops you from being able to access your files, usually by encrypting them, and then requests payment to decrypt the files, restoring your access. Most commonly, ransomware asks for payment in bitcoin, which is a popular cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, paying the ransom does not guarantee restoring access to your files.

  • Stay Secure with CardValet!

    2018-08-13 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    If you are searching for a way to monitor your cards securely, look no further! With CardValet, protecting your accounts is made simple with a touch of a button. Easily access specific account information, detect fraud, and even turn your cards on or off from your mobile device with CardValet. You are also able to access detailed push notifications to keep you aware of the usage of your cards.

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