Know The Signs Of A Scam

May 16, 2024 Safety & Security

Fraudsters are always coming up with new ways to trick people, but no matter the scam, there are common trends you should be aware of to keep your money and personal information safe.

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Fraudsters might call or text you, impersonating someone from a collection agency or another person or company you would be inclined to trust. When it comes to your finances and using third-party apps and programs like Zelle®, Venmo, etc., it’s especially important to be aware of common trends.

What Should You Look For?

Common Scam Tactics

Tips To Avoid Becoming A Victim

When in doubt, it’s better to be safe – don’t respond, click links, or make a payment.

If you use Zelle® to send and receive payments with your friends and family, check out more tips offered by their team to help you avoid common digital payment scams. Visit

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Membership required. Adult members 19 years of age and older with an eligible checking account will be able to utilize Zelle®. Eligible checking accounts include Value Checking, Cash-Back Checking, or A+ Checking. Transaction limits apply. To transfer money from your A+FCU accounts with Zelle®, you will need to use the A+ Mobile App. Additional conditions and restrictions may apply. Subject to change without notice.

There is no fee to send or receive money via Zelle® at A+ Federal Credit Union, however there may be instances where using Zelle® may incur charges: if you send a transaction for which you have insufficient funds, non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees may apply.

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You work hard for your money. We want to help protect it by sharing tips to help recognize scams, deter fraudsters, and take appropriate action if you fall victim.

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