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Emerging scams part of NCUA’s new consumer anti-fraud resource

December 17, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (12/17/15)--A full complement of resources and information for consumers on the latest scams is now available via the 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.

According to the NCUA, email, text messaging, portal mail and other Internet scams help thieves steal billions from consumers. The NCUA’s new Fraud Prevention Center is meant to make finding resources as easy as possible for users, including a mobile-device responsive design and easy-to-use navigation.

Topics covered on the site include:

  • Frauds and scams: Learn about the newest and most common types of frauds or scams, what to do if you become a victim of fraud and how to report a scam;
     
  • Identity theft: Discover what steps you can take to prevent and report identity theft;
     
  • Online security: Get tips for staying safe online;
     
  • Fraud alerts: Stay a step ahead with the latest information and practical tips about recent frauds and scams; and
     
  • Fraud resources: Visit other NCUA partners for additional fraud prevention resources.

The Fraud Prevention Center can also be accessed through the NCUA’s Consumer Assistance Center