How To Respond To ‘Can You Hear Me?’

Posted by DATCU on 2017-02-24 10:31:33

“Can you hear me now?” is the once-popular tagline of Verizon commercials, but it’s also the headline of a new scam. Scammers making robocalls will ask some innocuous question. Once the targeted person says “yes,” a recording is made of the response and it is used to sign up the target for unwanted, expensive services. […]


Scam: E-mail or Text Saying to Call Credit Union or Credit Card-- Beware It Could Be a SCAM

Posted by DATCU on 2016-08-31 14:04:43

DATCU has received several calls from members indicated that they have received an e-mail or text alert that says to contact their Credit Union or Credit Card.  The number that it says to call back is 844-476-4361.  These communications are NOT from DATCU Credit Union or our Fraud Center.  THIS IS A SCAM and you […]


Scammers Pose as Credit Card Fraud Department

Posted by DATCU on 2015-04-17 16:14:47

A fraudulent fraud department? It may sound too wacky to be true, but scammers are now pretending to be from credit card companies’ fraud departments. It’s a trick to get you to reveal your card’s security code. How the Scam Works: You answer the phone, and the caller says he/she is from your credit card’s […]


Customer Survey Scam Lures Victims with Gift Card

Posted by DATCU on 2014-11-18 10:12:28

Take our short survey and receive a $50 gift card! Offers like this claim to be gathering customer feedback for legitimate businesses, but they are really promoting spammy products or they are after your personal information. How the Scam Works: You receive an email or a text message inviting you to complete a customer satisfaction […]


Buyers Beware of Craigslist Con with Fake Website

Posted by DATCU on 2014-05-14 10:28:00 can be a great place to find deals on used vehicles, electronics, appliances and other major items. But watch out for a new, elaborate scam that’s taking advantage of bargain hunters. How the Scam Works: You are browsing Craigslist for a used car, boat or other large ticket item. You see an ad for […]


Snapchat Spam: Old Scam Moves to New App

Posted by DATCU on 2014-03-14 11:10:20

Everyone loves getting something for nothing. And scammers have been cashing in on that desire for a long time, through phone, email, text message… and now the new social media app Snapchat. Snapchat is popular with teens and young adults for its ability to send photos and videos that vanish after viewing. How the Scam […]


Pinterest Users Fall Prey to Hacking Scams

Posted by DATCU on 2014-03-06 11:06:30

Just like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram before it, Pinterest is becoming a new outlet for scammers. Watch out for con artists who access users’ accounts and pin spammy products. How the Scam Works: You get an email from Pinterest. It says a friend has shared a “pin” (the term Pinterest uses for a digital scrapbook […]


Royal Birth Triggers Social Media Scams

Posted by DATCU on 2013-07-24 11:07:17

The bigger the news story, the bigger the opportunity for scammers. With the new royal baby making headlines across the globe, BBB expects to see scammers swooping in to take advantage of the public’s eagerness to see photos of the newborn prince. How the Scam Works: You are on Facebook, and you see that your […]


Phishing Scam Fools Consumers with Fake Satisfaction Survey

Posted by DATCU on 2013-07-02 11:05:26

Watch out for this latest attempt to trick you into parting with your personal and/or banking information: fake customer satisfaction surveys. Scammers are posing as businesses interested in getting feedback from their clients. But they are really after information that can be used for identity theft. How the Scam Works: You receive an email or […]


Free Gift Card Scam Uses BBB Name

Posted by DATCU on 2012-07-31 11:04:29

BBB joined Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy as another established brand used to promote fake gift cards. Don’t bother trying to redeem this offer. It’s just a trick to get your email address, cell number and other personal information. How the Scam Works: You receive an email informing you that Better Business Bureau is giving […]

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