Phone Scam Warning for 505 Area Code

Jul 12, 2017
Phone scams have been reported for the 505 Area Code from phone numbers posing as various computer “Support Departments”.

Phone scams have been reported for the 505 Area Code from phone numbers posing as various computer “Support Departments”.

           

Suspicious phone calls or voicemails should be treated with caution. Companies such as Apple and Microsoft will never call a user asking for personal information. Please use these tips to learn how to protect your personal information.

 

  • Always verify a caller's identify before you provide any personal information.
  • Never give money or personal information to someone with whom you don't have ties and did not initiate contact.
  • If you get an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be from Apple or Microsoft, hang up and contact the company directly.
  • If you believe your account was hacked, change your password yourself on a secure device.
  • Consider enabling an extra layer of security, such as two-factor authentication, for additional protection. Two-factor authentication is offered for many account and device types and allows you to choose a PIN or security question in addition to your password.

 

Apple provides tips for avoiding fraud and other phone and email scams associated with their products and services here.

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Check here for ways to protect yourself and learn more about keeping your identity secure online, including information on VRS Elite Fraud Resolution Services, available at no cost for members of Nusenda Credit Union.

 

If you think that you are a victim of identity theft, call us immediately. Then take these steps:

 

  • Notify the three major credit bureaus and place a Fraud Alert on your credit report.
    • Equifax 1-800-685-1111
    • Experian 1-888-397-3742
    • TransUnion 1-800-888-4213
  • Close any accounts that were opened in your name without your permission.
  • File a report with your local law enforcement agency. Note your case/incident number and ask for a copy of the report; having the police report can help you clear your credit records.
  • Call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 to report that your card or number has been stolen.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) online or call 877-ID-THEFT (877-438-4338).

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