INFO TO REPORT DEBIT CARD FRAUD
Lost/Stolen Card Hotline:
Fraud Prevention Services (if you have received a call to validate a purchase)
Cardholder Dispute Hotline (If you need to report a fraudulent purchase)
Important Tax Fraud Alert
Only a few days into the filing season, the IRS has already identified a new scam that began with cybercriminals stealing data from several tax practitioners’ computers and filing fraudulent tax returns.
In a new twist, the fraudulent returns in a few cases used the taxpayers' real bank accounts for the deposit. A woman posing as a debt collection agency official then contacted the taxpayers to say a refund was deposited in error and asked the taxpayers to forward the money to her.
IRS guidance to taxpayers who are victims asks them to contact the Automated Clearing House (ACH) department of the bank where the direct deposit was received and have them return the refund to the IRS. The IRS also asks the taxpayers to call the agency toll-free at (800) 829-1040 (individual) or (800) 829-4933 (business) to explain why the direct deposit is being returned.
We are aware of fraudulent text messages and phishing emails being sent out impersonating banks. USLA will NEVER contact you via email, text, or phone to ask for any account, confidential, or personal information. If you receive one of these fraudulent text messages or emails, delete it immediately. DO NOT open any attachments, as they may attempt to gather your information or attack your computer.
To be safe on the internet, do not visit websites or follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR DATA:
• Do not open email attachments that are of unknown origin, as this is often the source of virus and worm infections.
• Keep virus software current on every computer, especially those that conduct financial transactions over the Internet.
• Keep computers patched with current Microsoft fixes, especially those that conduct financial transactions over the Internet.
Lost or Stolen Debit Card Hotline: 800-264-5578
Union Savings and Loan takes your security and privacy as our highest priority.