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Justice Department Coordinates Largest-Ever Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep
Attorney General Focuses on Threats Posed by Technical-Support Fraud
Attorney General William P. Barr and multiple law enforcement partners today announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, surpassing last year’s nationwide sweep. The cases during this sweep involved more than 260 defendants from around the globe who victimized more than two million Americans, most of them elderly.

Read the entire press release at www.justice.gov.

Avoid a Fake Check Scam
Did someone send you a check and ask you to send some money back? THAT'S A SCAM! 
A fake check scam usually begins with someone sending you payment in the form of a check for any number of reasons. It could be payment for selling something online, phony prize money, or even payment for a job or service provided. The problem is, they send you too much money, and ask you to wire or transfer some back. By the time you or your financial institution realizes the check is fake, it's too late. The scammer already has the money you sent, and you’re stuck paying the rest of the check back to your financial institution.

Don’t fall for this scam. Learn more about the Anatomy of A Fake Check Scam at www.consumer.ftc.gov.

Protect Your Money
How to Spot an Investment Scam
The Fraud Research Center estimates that Americans lose $40-$50 Billion dollars to fraud every single year, and up to 17% of the adult population falls victim to some form of financial fraud in a given year. Most of us believe that we’re too smart to fall prey to financial fraud, but successful fraudsters trick smart people out of their money by offering incentives that are just good enough to be true.


Mortgage Fraud Alert
It has been brought to our attention that postcards have been sent to some credit union Members asking them to call a toll-free phone number regarding a recently closed mortgage from Justice Federal. Please be advised that Justice Federal is NOT affiliated with this company and that this is a fraudlent attempt to collect personal information. Please DO NOT call or provide any information in reseponse to this request. Postcard example
Card Cracking
Not What It’s Cracked Up To Be
It may seem innocent, you see a post on a social media site announcing a contest, or, maybe a webpage that claims to have a celebrity affiliation is offering a gift card giveaway. The variations are endless, but here’s the tip-off that fraud is afoot. At some point, you’re asked for your bank account information, PIN number, or online banking credential. That’s when you can bank on the fact that those “innocent” offers aren’t what they’re cracked up to be, instead you stumbled upon a scam called “card cracking.”


Keeping Your Browser Up-To Date
Justice Federal Credit Union takes a proactive approach to protecting the safety and security of our Member’s by keeping our software up-to-date with the latest technologies. In an effort to accomplish this, we would like to remind you of the importance of keeping your web browser updated.


About the Equifax Data Breach
According to Equifax, 143 million American consumers were exposed to a data breach. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 people.