Category: Fraud Corner

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

A Few Tips to Keep Your Child Safe Online

Online games and websites for kids are everywhere these days – to the point where it’s commonplace to see toddlers playing with them, too. And while the internet often offers a positive way for children to explore and learn, privacy concerns are lurking. To help protect children’s privacy, the FTC enforces the Children’s Online Privacy Protection… Read more

Suffolk County Officials Warn of New Telephone Scam

Source: Newsday Fraudsters are employing a new phone scam that displays a caller ID that looks like a legitimate source, whether it’s the U.S. Social Security Administration or PSEG Long Island, officials warned Thursday. Suffolk County officials held a news conference last week to warn people about the new scam. In addition, PSEG Long Island held… Read more

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