Fraud/Scam Alert - Beware of Stimulus Check Scams

As the details of the next round of Economic Impact Payments are finalized, the IRS is warning about an increase in scams to steal your financial information. One example is of fraudsters sending a text message that reads: “You have received a direct deposit of $600 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept this payment into your account.” It links to a fake site which mimics the IRS’s “Get My Payment” tool.

Don’t respond to the text or open the link. Instead, take a screen shot and e-mail it to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. Make sure to include the date and time you received the text.

Identity Theft Protection

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Consumers Professional Credit Union has partnered with one of the nation’s most trusted names in Identity Theft protection to bring you the Gold Standard in comprehensive Fully Managed Identity Fraud Research, Remediation and Recovery Services available today. Members of Consumers Professional Credit Union who own a Traditional Checking Account or a Capital Cash Account automatically have the Fully Managed Recovery benefit.

If you suspect Identity Theft for ANY reason, you will be assigned a Recovery Advocate who will work on your behalf to recover your good name — no matter how long it takes. All types of identity fraud are covered, whether related to your financial accounts or not. Qualified family members are covered as well – three generations.

Consumers Professional Credit Union also offers you the option to upgrade your program by purchasing a package of services at your own option. Select from three Identity Theft Protection packages starting at $2.95 per month.

Full details, as well as the Terms and Conditions of these programs, are available here.

For more details or to request recovery assistance, call (517) 372-2400.

After Hours ATM/Debit Fraud Phone #: 1-800-992-3808

The problem with Identity Theft

Identity Theft is the fastest-growing crime in the United States. It can happen to anyone — regardless of how careful you are, regardless of your age and income, and regardless of where you live.

Victims of Identity Theft can experience problems with their credit, their finances, their employment, and even their personal assets. Trying to restore your identity on your own can be time-consuming, stressful and expensive — sometimes costing thousands of dollars.

We are here to help.

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