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Beware of Scams, Fraudsters

Posted by Sherlogix Holmes on 3/24/2020

During this unique situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are people who try to take advantage of an already chaotic situation. At Logix Federal Credit Union, we’re here to help you, providing resources to keep you informed.

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

Watch Out For Mobile Deposit Fraud

Posted by Kayleen Kavanagh on 2/12/2020

We’ve previously shared about employment scams, where fraudsters prey on victims looking for jobs. In a typical employment scam, the fraudster poses as an employer and sends the victim a check with instructions to deposit it into the victim's account, keeping a small portion of the check for themselves and wiring the remaining balance to another account. A few days later, the deposited check returns on the victim’s account (as a counterfeit, account closed, or other non-payment reason), leaving the victim responsible for the lost funds.

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

Credential Stuffing Key Reason To Have Unique Passwords For Every Account

Posted by Sherlogix Holmes on 8/29/2019

Did you hear it was Amazon Prime Day not long ago? If you didn’t, it really caused some people to be frustrated. In fact, many comments were posted on Amazon’s Facebook page about hurried consumers who couldn’t purchase their coveted prizes during this time because the website was slow, crashed, or just did something to prevent them. Well, according to a report from the security firm Shape Security, hackers may have helped cause the problems.

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

How to Turn On Card Notifications in the Logix Mobile Banking App

Posted by Kayleen Kavanagh on 7/9/2019

Last October, we introduced our new Logix Mobile Banking App. The app has many new and improved features over our prior app, including one frequently asked for feature: Card Notifications.

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft, Tips & Tricks

Stay Alert of This Tax Scam

Posted by Sherlogix Holmes on 12/19/2018

‘Tis the season for gift card purchases. They’re great for friends, family, and co-workers; pretty much anyone likes receiving one as a present, but there are two groups who don’t want gift cards: the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

Your Computer Is Infested with Viruses? Not So Fast.

Posted by Sherlogix Holmes on 10/11/2018

Have you ever had a mechanic knock on your door to tell you that he was driving by, saw that your car wasn’t running correctly, and decided to come by and fix it? He helpfully takes apart your engine at your request, but then stops working and demands money to finish. You pay what he requested, he works a little more, but tells you more is broken than he thought and that he needs more money. This cycle continues until you stop giving him money, at which point you’re left with a disassembled car in your driveway and a lot less cash in your wallet than you started the day with.

What mechanic could know your car's repair needs simply from driving by? Moreover, why would the "repairs" happen in your driveway?  If this situation sounds nonsensical, that's because it is. But, that’s basically the same idea as a common fraud technique: The PC cleaning scam.

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

Freezing Your Credit - Now Free!

Posted by Kayleen Kavanagh on 9/25/2018

As of September 21, 2018, freezing and unfreezing your credit is now free.  Under a new federal law, you will no longer need to pay a fee for freeze requests, and fraud alerts on credit reports are now valid for a year, extended from the prior timeline of 90 days.

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

The Risks of Writing Checks to Cash

Posted by Sherlogix Holmes on 7/16/2018

Imagine finding a pile of cash on the ground, let’s say $1,000. No one’s around and you can’t spot the person who may have dropped it. What do you do? Many of us would pick it up and turn it in, possibly to the police, but there are people out there for whom the dollar signs would take over and that money would end up in their pocket.

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

Fraudsters Like Peer-to-Peer Payments Too

Posted by Kayleen Kavanagh on 6/26/2018

Pay back your best friend for lunch?  Easy.

Transfer money to your sister for your parent’s anniversary gift?  Easy-peasy. 

Unsuspectingly transfer money to a scammer.  Yes, all too easy. 

Peer-to-peer (P2P) apps, such as Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, and Square have increased in popularity and earned a spot as an efficient means of transferring money quickly to other parties.  This method of transferring funds is not only a plus for consumers, but fraudsters as well who are always on the prowl for new ways of scamming their victims. 

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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

Email Security Basics For Phishing And Spam

Posted by Sherlogix Holmes on 5/18/2018


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Topics: Fraud & Identity Theft

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