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Fraud Alerts

Stay Alert - Stay Safe!

Cashiers Check Fraud

If you donít know the buyer, you simply cannot assume that a cashierís check is just as good as cash.

A stranger sends you a cashierís check out of the blue and asks that you deposit the money and send them a portion of it back usually by wire transfer.

A stranger wants to use a cashierís check to purchase a product and for various reasons the cashierís check is made out for an amount in excess of the purchase price. Then, the buyer asks you to accept the full amount and send the overpayment back to them or to a third party.

If faced with any of these situations, itís probably cashierís check fraud. Donít send any money until you are sure that the paying bank has actually paid the funds. 

                                                 

Fraudulent Debit Card Transactions

Due to a rash of Fraudulent Debit Card Transactions that appear to be related to recent scheme of debit cards at local gas stations, please monitor your accounts closely and report any unauthorized transactions immediately to Laura at 372-8225 ext. 321. When purchasing gas, as a safety precaution, pay inside the terminal to help mitigate this type of fraudulent activity.

Thank you.

                                                 

Help us to combat fraudulent transactions involving debit cards. 

                                                                                ALERT - PHONE ACTIVATION SCAM

1ST CREDIT UNION HAS BEEN MADE AWARE THAT SOME MEMBERS ARE RECEIVING PHONE CALLS STATING THAT THEIR 1ST CREDIT UNION DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD HAS BEEN DEACTIVATED AND TO PRESS AN OPTION TO ACTIVATE CARD. PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND. HANG UP PHONE. THIS IS NOT COMING FROM 1ST CREDIT UNION OF GAINESVILLE. IT IS A SCAM! PLEASE CONTACT CREDIT UNION IF YOU HAVE NUMBER ON CALLER I.D. WHICH PLACED CALL. THANK YOU.

                                                                    

Please return calls to the Transaction Review Department  at 1-800-327-8622  as soon as possible, 24 x 7.

If you have access to a computer and can review your account on-line, we recommend that you do that BEFORE you return the call.

You will not be asked to give out any personal confidential information.  You will be asked to confirm if you have a 1st Credit Union debit card and whether you have made certain specific transactions.

If it appears that unauthorized transactions have actually been made to your account, the Transaction Review Department will handle the matter appropriately.  Call the Credit Union on the next business day so that we may more quickly follow up for you. 

                                                                  

 

ANY text messages you receive via your cell phone about debit or ATM cards being canceled or locked due to fraud, and which contain an 877 toll-free number to call, are fraudulent.  Please disregard them and contact us immediately at 352-372-8225 ext 321.

 

You may receive an email asking you to login and pickup an Alert from the credit union. It is not legitimate! The email will say: 

You have 1 new Alert Message.
Please login on to your 1st Credit Union of Gainesville Online Login and visit the Message Center section in order to read the message.

This email is NOT from the Credit Union and the website is NOT under our control.   If you have visited this website, notify us immediately at 352-372-8225 so we can take precautions to protect your account.

DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR DEBIT CARD NUMBER,  EXPIRATION DATE, YOUR PINN NUMBER, OR THE THREE DIGIT CODE ON THE BACK OF YOUR CARD OVER THE PHONE OR THRU TEXT MESSAGE. THIS IS A SCAM!

The Credit Union has your card number and expiration date and would never ask that it be verified.  If you give out this information, contact the credit union immediately at 352-372-8225 ext 321, your debit card must be blocked. 
Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter!

 

 

 

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