Lottery & Sweepstakes Scams

Although getting mail in your physical mailbox is less common now, the chances of encountering a scam lottery or scam sweepstakes either in your US Mail box or in your digital mailbox is still high. Scammers will also contact you by phone, text and pop-up windows on your computer.  Here are some tips from the […]

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Beware of COVID-19 Scams

American Southwest Credit Union wants to remind everyone to beware of scams involving COVID-19. Scammers are already out there trying to pass off fake assistance checks from the government.  During the process, these scammers ask people to pay a fee, in advance, to receive a bogus assistance check. Never pay for a prize or assistance. […]

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Scam Series: The Lottery Scam

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Lottery Scams bombard our mail, email, pop-up windows on our computers, and our internet searches.  Just when you think “they” (whoever “they” are) have given up, another one lands in your in-box.  The idea behind the lottery scam is that you receive an email, card, letter, brochure, pop-up, or phone call notifying you that you […]

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Consumer Resources

RAGE AGAINST SCAMS PRESENTATIONS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY POSTPONED FOR APPROXIMATELY 8 WEEKS.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATES.  POSTPONED:   Rage Against Scams -For Teens – @Willcox Public Library POSTPONED:  Rage Against Scams -For Small Businesses- @ SV Small Business Development Center 2600 E. Wilcox Dr.  PENDING/POSSIBLY POSTPONED: Fri. May 1st, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM. […]

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Grandparent Scams – Slow Down, Stay Calm, and Ask Questions to Avoid Being a Victim

“Grandma? Is that you?” “What’s the matter, honey?” “Grandma, you gotta help me! They’re going to arrest me if I don’t pay the fine – and I lost my wallet! I don’t have a penny on me or any ID. Can you wire me some money?” Does this sound like a phone call that can […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Credit Card Fraud

Keep your credit cards safe. Store your cards in a secure wallet or purse. After making a purchase, immediately return your card to that place. Don’t allow websites to “remember” your card number. Only let secure payment portals, like GooglePay and PayPal, remember your card number. An even better practice is to never check the […]

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