Telephone Scam — watch out

NCUA Warns Consumers about Telephone Scam Seeking Personal Information

The National Credit Union Administration is warning members about a telephone scam in which members are contacted by a caller claiming to work for NCUA and asking for personal and financial information.

The caller tells the member her or his credit card or debit card has been frozen or blocked. The caller then asks for the member’s Social Security number, account number, date of birth and home address to supposedly verify the information.

Members should not provide this or any other information to the caller.

NCUA would not request personal or financial information in this manner. See NCUA’s Privacy Policy for more information.

NCUA offers extensive information to help consumers identify frauds and scams at its Fraud Prevention Center.

Members who suspect they may have become victims of identity theft should immediately contact us (Pacific Cascade) at 541-343-6238 (800-477-3328) and, if necessary, close existing accounts and open new ones. NCUA urges Members to also contact the three major credit bureaus—Equifax (866-349-5191), Experian (888-397-3742) and TransUnion (800-916-8800)—to request a fraud alert be placed on their credit reports, if they suspect they are victims.

NCUA supports credit unions and their members with financial literacy and consumer protection resources available without cost at NCUA also provides up-to-date financial education information on the agency’s YouTube channel, Facebook page and consumer Twitter feed.

NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 102 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At and Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.

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