Be on the lookout for these frequent tax season schemes and scams.



If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake IRS communication. This article looks at the scams affecting individuals and businesses and what to do if you if you spot a tax scam.

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Fraud Alert: Holiday fraud is on the rise.

Fraudsters don’t take vacations for the holidays. In fact, they only have happy holidays if they are successful  in ruining yours! There are three important steps in preventing holiday fraud – let’s call them Ho Ho Ho:

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Each instance of card fraud costs Logix about $366.85. That's $366.85 we can't use to fund loans, reduce fees, increase deposit rates, hire contact center staff, or add to dividends. Every time card fraud is successfully committed, it directly impacts our ability to help our members. Worse yet, it is $366.85 to help fraudsters stay in business.

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For the next 6 weeks, Logix will be selecting a member who is helping us fight fraud by using the Logix Card Manager app to win DOUBLE the $366.85 we lose with each instance of card fraud. That's $733.70 every week until August 28th. PLUS, every new Logix Card manager registrant will automatically get a $5 payout.

If you're ready to register and win, all while helping support a healthy credit union and put fraudsters out of business, simply click the links below to download the app or learn more about it.

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Fraud Alert: Be sure EMV "Chip" Card Issuer eMails are Legit

If you haven’t heard already, there is new technology out there to protect our debit and credit cards.  Well not really new; but new to the United States.  Many European countries, Mexico and Canada have been using it for years.  EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) is the global standard for chip-based debit and credit card transactions that ensures transaction security and global acceptance.  U.S. financial institutions have been issuing debit and credit cards with EMV chips since 2015 and Logix is among them.  At the end of 2015, there were nearly 600 million EMV chip cards in circulation in the U.S.

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Tax Refund Fraud - What You Need to Know this Tax Season

Fraudsters who use stolen personally identifiable information can perpetrate a wide variety of fraudulent financial schemes, such as hacking online accounts, submitting phony insurance claims, and applying for loans and credit cards to pad their bank accounts. Increasingly, though, identity theft tax refund fraud is becoming a favorite money-making scheme for criminals. The Logix Fraud Risk Management team has seen an increase in this type of activity. With tax season upon us you should be prepared to ensure you don’t become a victim.

Ways to Protect Yourself

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