We’ve seen an increase in scammers trying to take advantage of our members using gift card payment scam tactics. Our staff has been trained to recognize possible scams. We might ask questions when making large cash withdrawals with the goal of protecting the member and their money. We recently saved a member from falling victim to this kind of scam and losing $22,000!
Watch this short video to learn more about the gift card payment scam so you can recognize it right away.
Scammers instill fear by saying they are contacting you about an urgent financial matter. They say the quickest way to address the matter is to have you buy gift cards and share the numbers on the card. This is a scam! Legitimate businesses will never ask you to pay a fee or debt with a gift card.
If something sounds too good to be true or your gut makes you question an email, phone call, text or other communication, stop in one of our offices or give us a call. We want to help protect your money.