WASHINGTON (12/30/15)--If the last few years have taught consumers anything, they've probably been schooled that scams can lurk at every turn and the security of their data can sometimes be breached--at times quite spectacularly with massive thefts of information.
Although these sorts of vulnerabilities exist all the time, the holidays represent a time of increased opportunity for criminals for a number of reasons: Among them, increased shopping, decreased attention to detail, as well as a feeling of generosity and community making some feel less guarded.
As holiday joviality...and shopping... continue credit unions can help their members be aware of an extensive set of resources and information for the latest scams now available via a newly launched Fraud Prevention Center from the National Credit Union Administration.
The center contains information on how to recognize common scans, protect finances and take action if one becomes a victim of fraud (News Now Dec. 15).
Topics covered on the site include:
The Fraud Prevention Center can also be accessed through the NCUA’s Consumer Assistance Center.