Local Resource Guide for Scam Prevention and Elder Financial Abuse

Scam Prevention

Scam Alert

July 8, 2021

SCAM ALERT: Recently, we have been made aware of postcards being mailed to our members referring to a recently closed mortgage you may have with ASCU. The postcard asks you to call a phone number to discuss the matter. *These postcards are not from American Southwest Credit Union*. If you…read more.

Savings Scams

August 11, 2020

SouSou savings clubs are becoming more and more common in the United States. But beware! Many scammers are capitalizing on them to steal money, instead of using them for their original intent. What is a SouSou Savings Club? It is a club, usually among close family members or close friends,…read more.

Do You Know about Phishing?

July 31, 2020

Fishing and Phishing are two very different things.  One is thought of as being a relaxing or fun past time and the other, phishing, is used to "fish" for your information so that a criminal can then use that information to commit a crime against you such as stealing your…read more.

Auto Repair Scams

July 30, 2020

Just what you don't need... an unexpected auto repair and an auto repair scam.  Sometimes people posing as mechanics seem knowledgeable and honest, but they really aren't.  Here are some tips from the Arizona Attorney General's Office to help you find a reputable auto mechanic and avoid scams both for…read more.

Moving Scams

Scams involving professional movers rarely enters our minds when we are preparing for a big move.  But they do happen.  Here are some tips from the Arizona Attorney General's Office to help you avoid moving scams.read more.

Work at Home Scams

July 14, 2020

Work from home scams are on the rise.  Find out how to protect yourself! Remember you can report scams to www.ftc.gov/complaintread more.

Lottery & Sweepstakes Scams

April 27, 2020

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…read more.

Beware Of The Fake Tax Form Scam

April 10, 2020

Tax season means a paperwork blizzard. Often, someone loses a copy of an important document and needs it to be re-issued. Naturally, everyone's too busy to verify the authenticity of each request. That's what scammers are counting on with a recent ploy targeting people who prepare tax forms. In this…read more.

Scam Bingo!

March 24, 2020

The FTC is alerting all consumers that scams involving COVID-19 are on the rise.  They have created an interactive gave for people to do on Facebook.  Find the game and play at:  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/03/now-more-ever-spot-scams-ftcscambingoread more.