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FRAUD ALERT: Check Scams

 

FRAUD ALERT: Check Scams

July 21, 2016

Credit Union of Ohio is aware of new check scams, it's important to stay vigilant to prevent any type of fraud on your account and prevent you from being scammed.

If you can answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you could be involved in a fraud or about to be scammed.

  1.  Is the Check from an item you sold on the Internet, such as a car, boat jewelry, etc?
  2. Is the amount of the Check more than the item's selling price?
  3. Did you receive the Check via an overnight delivery service?
  4. Is the Check connected to communicating with someone by email?
  5. Is the check drawn on a business or individual account that is different from the person buying your item or product?
  6. Have you been informed that you were the winner of a Lottery, such as Canadian, Australian, El Gordo, or El Mundo, that you did not enter?
  7. Have you been instructed to either "Wire", Send or Ship Money, as soon as possible, to a large U.S. city or to another country, such as Canada, England, or Nigeria?
  8. Are you receiving Pay or a Commission for facilitating money transfers through your account?
  9. Did you respond to an email requesting you to Confirm, Update or Provide your account information?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, please contact Member Services at 614-487-6650.



 

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