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April 10, 2018 Tax-related identity theft happens when someone uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a tax return and claim your refund. While e-filing your taxes, you may find that someone else already has submitted a return — or you may receive a letter from the IRS saying it has identified a suspicious tax return that used your SSN. If you have experienced tax-related identity theft, you can now make a report to the IRS through IdentityTheft.gov for fast and effective recovery help.
September 21, 2017 AEA has been made aware of fraudulent phone calls that show coming from AEA Federal Credit Union. Please do not divulge any personal information to persons unknown over the telephone. AEA will never call or email asking for your social security number, birth date or other personal information.
September 8, 2017 AEA Federal Credit Union has learned that on July 29, 2017, Equifax discovered a U.S. website application vulnerability which allowed access to certain files. Upon discovery, Equifax acted immediately to stop the intrusion. Equifax reports that credit card numbers or dispute documents with personal identifying information were impacted. Equifax has established a dedicated website, equifaxsecurity2017.com to help consumers and can be reached at 888.766.0008. To find out if you are potentially impacted, please visit equifaxsecurity2017.com. For protection from potential fraud and loss, members may enroll and register in identity theft and credit monitoring services which are included with Advantage Checking at AEA Federal Credit Union. For more information, visit any branch or call 928.783.8881.
September 1, 2016 AEA Federal Credit Union has learned about the use of counterfeit cashier’s checks that appear to be issued by AEA Federal Credit Union. The counterfeit checks are distributed to individuals for payment of items relating to a new job such as the purchase of new computer, cell phone, etc. up to a certain amount. The amount left over from the purchase is to be returned to the sender.
Please note: This is a scam. These checks were not issued by AEA Federal Credit Union, contain an unauthorized signature, and are fraudulent. Anyone receiving such a check is asked to contact us immediately at 928.783.8881 or 888.783.8881 (outside Yuma).
August 5, 2016 AEA Federal Credit Union has learned of an email phishing scam concerning our members. Members may receive an email addressed “Dear Customer” notifying them that unauthorized activity has been detected on their account and their account has been frozen. The fraudulent email has our new logo and asks the member to login into the link provided to confirm the fraudulent charges for their account to be unfrozen.
A reminder that scam artists and phishing emails are attempting to gain confidential member information whether over the phone or through email. AEA Federal Credit Union will never ask for personal information over the phone or through email. This is a scam. Please do not to click on the link and notify us immediately at 928.783.8881 or 888.783.8881 (outside Yuma).
June 1, 2016 Extortion E-mail Schemes Tied to Recent High-Profile Data Breaches: The Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) continues to receive reports from individuals who have received extortion attempts via e-mail related to recent high-profile data thefts... Learn More
June 2, 2016 Tech Support Scam: The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is receiving an increase in complaints related to technical support scams... Learn More