PROTECT YOUR ACCOUNTS!
Just Say NO!
- When someone asks for your online bank account numbers
- When an online “friend” asks you to deposit a check or open a new account
- When a social media “friend” asks for any of your personal financial information, especially your social security number
- When someone you haven’t met in person asks you to send/wire them money
- If someone you’ve only met on social media offers you a job and asks you to buy and send them bitcoin, money orders or gift cards
- If someone you’ve only met on social media asks you to buy a plane ticket for them
- When someone you meet – whether it be in person or online – asks for help cashing a check by depositing it into your own account, sending them a portion of the money, and telling you that you can keep the rest of the money
Saying NO means you will not let yourself become a victim of fraud, you will not aid and abet a criminal and, most importantly, you will keep your hard-earned money safe!
Protecting your accounts is a top priority for us at San Francisco Federal Credit Union. To safeguard your accounts please keep these tips in mind throughout the year, and especially during this holiday season.
For more information, go to the Federal Trade Commission website and read about social media scammers and romance scam schemes.