Beware of Amazon-Related Scams
La Loma is committed to providing you with knowledge to detect fraudulent activity so you can protect your finances.
Scammers are pretending to be Amazon employees. They may threaten you and may demand immediate payment via GIFT CARDs. Do not be fooled!
Be wary of internet scams:
Payment requests via Gift Cards or Gift Card claim codes
Payments that are made off a merchants site (be cautious if directed from the merchants site)
Offers that seem too good to be true
Payments to receive large sums of money
Payments to someone whose identity you can’t confirm
Be cautious of suspicious emails
Please stay alert and avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Fraudsters have become increasingly adept to getting personal information through phone and email. Here are some helpful tips to help keep your information safe.
Check your account:
La Loma FCU offers mobile and home banking to help you stay up to date with your daily transactions. Regularly check your account(s) online to monitor balances and spending. This can serve as a first line of defense against unauthorized use.
Be cautious when using Money Transfer Apps:
Make sure any payment site you use is secure and that your bank and personal information is encrypted. If the money transfer app or site requires a password, make sure you use a strong one. It is recommended to only send money to people you know, avoid using money transfer apps to make purchases from unknown parties.
Think like a detective:
If it’s too good to be true, is probably is. If you receive a check in the mail from an unknown party, let La Loma FCU know about it and we can assist with getting additional information. It is recommended to never deposit a check into your personal account from an unknown party.
Have a strong password:
A unique password acts as a deadbolt on your account. It’s always good to update your online banking passwords regularly. By changing your password regularly, it can help lower the odds of your password being stolen or decoded by fraudsters.
Don’t reveal personal information to unknown parties:
Phone calls, emails, and text messages can be masked to look like they are coming from a trusted source when they are actually from an unknown party. Play it safe, do not send your personal information such as account numbers, social security numbers, passwords, etc. via phone or email.
Be careful with shopping online:
Be cautious when setting up automatic payments and saved passwords from online merchants. Always remember to never send money to unknown parties.
Please report any suspicious activity to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at www.reportfraud.ftc.gov.