Safety & Security
AEA Federal Credit Union will never ask for your personal information through email or social media. Please do not to click on links or respond to messages on social media requesting personal information. For more information or help with any fraud incidents, call (928) 783-8881 or visit a branch.
Staying Safe During Memorial Day
(Source: US Department of Homeland Security, Cyber + Infrastructure)
As Memorial Day approaches, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds users to stay cyber safe. Users should be cautious of potential scams, such as unsolicited emails that contain malicious links or attachments with malware. Users should also be aware of the risks associated with online shopping and traveling with mobile devices.
CISA recommends users review the following tips for information on how to guard against these risks:
IRS 'Dirty Dozen' Tax Scams.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched its annual awareness campaign on the 12 most prevalent tax scams, known as the “Dirty Dozen.” As part of the campaign, IRS will highlight one scam each weekday. The first topic in the campaign focuses on internet phishing scams that lead to tax fraud and identity theft. IRS warns to be on alert for a continuing surge of fake emails, texts, websites, and social media attempts to steal users’ personal information.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages taxpayers, businesses, and tax professionals to review the IRS’s Dirty Dozen alert, check the IRS website for more daily Dirty Dozen tax scams, and see CISA’s Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks. Original release date: March 4, 2019.
Tax-related Identity Theft.
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.
AEA Identity Theft and Credit Monitoring Services.
For protection from potential fraud and loss, members may enroll and register in identity theft and credit monitoring services which are included with AEA Advantage Checking.