Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation. Atlantic Federal has many safeguards in place to protect members and shield their privacy. To help members become more knowledgeable, on this page we will post both general information on various fraud issues as well as specific scam alerts that could directly affect credit union members.
Check this page regularly for updated information.
If you ever feel that you are a victim of any type of fraud, contact Member Services immediately at 1-800-222-1329.
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Uber Data Breach - November 2017
Recently, there was a report that Uber experienced a breach that included the address and email information of 57 million users. According to various sources, "Uber paid off the hackers who then supposedly deleted the data, but that cannot be confirmed."
Beware of related phishing emails alluding to your Uber account being compromised or asking you to update password or personal information. As always, never click on links in any email. Instead, type the name of the site in your browser or use a bookmark that you previously set.
Netflix Suspension Scam - November 2017
Any Netflix emails you receive in the coming weeks…THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK. Scammers are emailing you that your Netflix account has been suspended and it looks just like the real thing. The email has the subject line “Your suspension notification” and includes a link where the subscriber is taken to a fake Netflix page which requires your log-in information, as well as your credit/debit card number.
Don't fall for this type of scam. If you want to change the settings of subscription services like this, never click on links in any email. Instead, type the name of the site in your browser or use a bookmark that you previously set.
The scam targets subscribers telling them that their account is about to be canceled. The well-designed, personalized fake email convinces customers to update their account information to avoid suspension. This results in stolen personal and credit/debit card information.
The scam targeted nearly 110 million Netflix subscribers.
Equifax Data Breach - October 2017
Recently, Equifax Inc. announced a cyber-security incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. The hackers accessed consumer’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. While no one can prevent all identity or credit theft, you can take steps to help avoid becoming a victim.
Check out these helpful tips from Benefits Plus, who offers an Identity Theft suite featuring Restoration Rescue®. You can also check if your own information was potentially compromised here. We highly recommend taking a moment or two to go through the process just to be safe.