Category: Fraud Corner

Security Vulnerability: iPad/iPhone/Macs

Apple has disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs, which could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of devices. Apple added that it is “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited”. Security experts have advised users to urgently update affected devices – the iPhone 6S and later… Read more

Door-to-Door Scam

A Warning for Our Members, Via the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association We have been made aware that unknown persons are going door to door, claiming to be Private Investigators for the Republican Party. They are asking individuals to verify their signatures and to sign unknown documents. We have not been made aware of any… Read more

Fraudulent Calls & Texts

Fraudsters are employing new text and phone scams that displays a caller ID that looks like a legitimate source like a Suffolk Federal Credit Union contact number. Essentially, the scam bypasses people’s defenses by displaying what looks like an authentic caller ID and asking for information like the your full debit card number, CVV and… Read more

How can you spot a tech support scam?

Are you getting pop-up warning messages on your computer screen? Or maybe a phone call that your computer has a virus? That may well be a tech support scam. But how do you know? And what do you do? Start by watching this video on tech support scams. Scammers love to sound legit by pretending… Read more

Scam Alert: P2P Fraud

At Suffolk Federal, we continuously work to protect your personal information. However, it is still always incredibly important that you—our valued members—are aware of scams and learn how to recognize the warning signs. And remember, Suffolk Federal will never ask for personally identifying information through an unsolicited email, text message or phone call including: Account… Read more

Why You Should Be Aware of Spoofing

Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use neighbor spoofing so it appears that an incoming call is coming from a local number, or spoof a number from a company or a government agency that you may already know and trust,… Read more

FBI Warns Consumers to be Aware of COVID-19 Fraud Schemes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is urging consumers to be aware of scams related to COVID-19 as per a recent article posted by the New York Credit Union Association. “Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both,” according to a recent FBI statement. “Don’t let them.” The announcement… Read more

Coronavirus Scams: Information You Need to Know

At Suffolk Federal, the security of your account information is a top priority. The credit union is more vigilant than ever when it comes to protecting our members from identity theft, especially now. Unfortunately, during a time of crisis, scammers will take advantage of public fears. Be sure to follow these important tips provided by The… Read more

Beware of Fake Checks

Even in today’s digital and mobile world where electronic money transfers are common, consumers and businesses may still prefer the assumed security of paper cashier’s checks or official bank checks for large or major payments. Recipients generally prefer one of these checks over a personal check because the financial institution presumably has already collected the… Read more

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