This week (23-29 September) is Fraud Awareness Week. Cyber-crime is an ongoing threat and here at St Colman’s Credit Union, we want to keep our members safe. Anyone can be the target of financial fraud and scams, and at any time. Your best defence is to stay informed, alert, and secure.
Be Informed:Stay in control, don’t be rushed and make a decision you or your business will regret.
Be Alert:Always double check random or unexpected emails, calls or texts requesting personal, business or financial information.
Be Secure:Never give your security details such as full banking password, codes/login details, or PIN to anyone.
The most common way that fraudsters target potential victims is by sending fake emails that look like they are from a reputable company. Other examples of fraud include Phone Fraud, Card and Cheque Fraud, Online Fraud and Overpayment Fraud.
For more information on the most common frauds along with key advice and tips to help you avoid becoming the victim of fraud or scams go to www.fraudsmart.ie