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Beware of Scams: Protecting Your Personal Information

At Natco Credit Union, your security and privacy are our top priorities. Recently, we’ve become aware of concerning posts on Facebook and Meta AI Messenger regarding class-action lawsuits and settlements supposedly involving our institution. We urge all our members to exercise caution before divulging any personal information and to thoroughly research and understand who they are sharing sensitive data with.

Let’s dissect the situation:

The Facebook Post:
There’s a sponsored post from Jennings PLLC circulating on Facebook. While the post mentions our credit union, it’s essential to recognize it for what it is – lawyer advertising. A quick investigation reveals that Jennings PLLC operates out of Little Rock, AR, with attorneys licensed in Indiana. This post is merely an attempt to attract potential clients, and it’s crucial not to jump to conclusions based on such advertisements.

The Meta AI Conversation:
One member has reported receiving a response through Meta AI Messenger. This message alleged that Natco Credit Union has settled a class-action lawsuit, despite no official notification of such legal action against us. It’s evident that scammers are exploiting the reach of platforms like Meta AI to spread false information and potentially lure unsuspecting individuals into scams.

While Facebook advertising and Meta AI present powerful tools for reaching targeted audiences, they can also be manipulated by scammers. It’s essential to adopt a skeptical mindset and exercise caution when encountering offers or claims that seem too good to be true.

Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself:

1. Verify Sources:
Before trusting any information or providing personal details, research the source thoroughly. Check official websites, contact numbers, and reviews to confirm legitimacy.

2. Stay Informed:
Keep yourself updated on common scams and tactics used by fraudsters. Knowledge is your best defense against falling victim to deception.

3. Protect Personal Information:
Be cautious about sharing sensitive information online, especially in response to unsolicited messages or advertisements.

4. Report Suspicious Activity:
If you encounter any suspicious posts, messages, or advertisements claiming to involve our credit union, please report them immediately to us and the platform’s administrators.

At Natco, we remain committed to safeguarding your financial well-being and privacy. By staying vigilant and informed, together, we can combat scams and protect our community from fraudulent activities. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this matter, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Your security is our priority.