Avoid Coronavirus Stimulus Scams
Watch Out for Fraud
Fraudsters are taking advantage of the situation to scam members. Here are some types of Coronavirus Stimulus Scams to look out for.
- Direct Deposit for Stimulus Funds: Members have been contacted via phone, text and social media.
- Grant to Pay Medical Bills: These scams target seniors by informing them of false grants for their medical bills. Once they try to claim their grant, they are sent to a fake website asking for their personal information. Some scams include paying a processing fee to receive the grant.
- Check Fraud: Stimulus checks will come from the U.S. Treasury. Fraudsters may try to copy those checks to convince you that they are legitimate. They have also been known to steal real checks from mailboxes and attempt to a cash at a credit union.
Make sure that you are protecting yourself and your money. Remember, NuMark Credit Union will never ask for your debit card number, PIN or CVV number (the three digits on the back of your card) nor will we send you an email asking for your personal information.
If you are concerned about who may be calling or emailing your, do not give them any information, do not click on anything and hang up and call us directly at 815-729-3211.
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