December 14, 2023
The FTC has valuable information about scams and scam prevention. It's a great resource to have in your security toolbox. by Alvaro Puig, Consumer Education Specialist: December 14, 2023: When you order something online, you might get several emails or text messages about your order: Confirming your order. Telling you…read more.
November 17, 2023
Often we let brushes with fraud go unreported. We see them, but we haven't lost any money so they become insignificant in our lives. But reporting scam and fraud events, if reported by everyone, can really help put scammers in jail or shut them down. When investigations are underway, your…read more.
Voice cloning technologies can generate a near-perfect voice clone based on a short audio clip or snippet of someone’s voice. The technology has potential to help people—for example, people who've lost their ability to speak, offering them a powerful and valuable means of communication. But, in the wrong hands, voice…read more.
December 21, 2021
There is a scam trying to scare people into believing that contactless cards are less secure than a chip card. This scam offers a “free” sleeve to put your contactless cards into to “protect” your card. This scam offers the sleeve for “free” but charges a $17 – $40 shipping/handling…read more.
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.
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.
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.