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Fraud Alerts

Latest Fraud

Local Debit Card Fraud:

200 local citizens had their debit card information stolen recently in the Bradford County area. The information was stolen at a local merchant or merchants and the banks did not fall victim to any data breaches. There have been no reports made of any Guthrie FCU cardholders being affected by this at the moment. As more details become available, Guthrie FCU will continue to be proactive in protecting our members’ accounts from possible unauthorized transactions. We would like to remind everyone to review your account activity regularly and if there is suspicious activity found; contact the credit union immediately so we can assist you. You can read more about the recent fraud via the Daily Review:
http://thedailyreview.com/news/debit-card-info-stolen-from-over-200-customers-of-wyalusing-banks-1.1673890

Fraudulent IRS Calls:

The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) has received more than 20,000 reports of fake IRS calls and is warning taxpayers to be on the alert. The victims are being called by IRS impersonators who can spoof Caller-IDs and are being told they owe taxes. During the call, the scammers tell the victim that they can settle their debts with a debit/credit card or wire transfer. Also it was reported that the scammers also threaten the victims with arrests, deportation, or loss of business or driver’s license.

The IRS will never call and request financial or personal information. If you do receive a call like this, TIGTA requests that you report it to their integrity hotline at 1-800-366-4484. If you do owe federal taxes and receive this call, TIGTA says to hang up and call the IRS at its official number at 1-800-829-1040.

Scam Telephone Call Alert:

Members have reported that they have received phone calls stating that their Mastercard has been blocked. This call is not being initiated by Guthrie Federal Credit Union. Please remember to never give out any personal information to anyone you don't know.