Fraud Prevention Tips

Learn how to avoid scams and prevent fraud with our tools and tips to keep your money and identity safe.

Safeguard Privacy and Security

How to prevent fraud

  • Stop and analyze: Is the seller, company, charity or organization credible? Contact the local or state consumer agencies to verify the legitimacy of the company. Verify the phone number on the company’s website.
  • Keep information safe: Scammers can email, call, text or send a message on social media asking you to verify your personal information. Do NOT give them any information, including one-time passcodes. Most reputable companies will not initiate contact to ask for your information.
  • Contact your financial institution: If you’ve given out your personal information or one-time passcode, time is of the essence. The sooner you contact your financial institution, the better.

If your information has been compromised, call GECU immediately toll-free at 1.800.772.4328, or 1.800.810.2252 after hours.

We’re Here to Help You With Fraud Prevention
  • What scams are fraudsters using today?
    Fraudsters continually change their tactics with new scams. Some of the most prevalent scams today include unemployment benefits fraud scams, romance scams, lottery scams, work scams, classified ad scams, email phishing scams, and social media scams. Learn about common scams.
  • What is phishing?
    Phishing is a tactic used by scammers to trick people into providing the password and username for their online accounts by sending links in emails or text messages that look like they are from a legitimate source.
  • What should I do if I have become a victim of fraud?
    If your account information has been compromised, contact us immediately toll-free at 1.800.772.4328.
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