Safety & Security
AEA Federal Credit Union will never ask for your personal information (social security number, member or account information) through email, chat window, social media or messaging apps. For assistance with any fraud incidents, please call (928) 783-8881 or visit a branch.
Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week (February 3-7)
Tax identity thieves and IRS imposters are ready for tax season, whether you are or not. Join the FTC and its partners for Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week to find out how to protect yourself, and what to do if you or someone you know runs into problems.
What is tax identity theft? It happens when someone uses your Social Security number (SSN) to file a phony tax return and collect your refund. You may not find out it has happened until you try to file your real tax return and the IRS rejects it as a duplicate filing.
Member Fraud Protection Tips
Members can minimize the potential impact of fraud by knowing what to do ahead of time. Download helpful Fraud Tips from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and learn how to monitor your credit, protect yourself from scams and protect your children's credit and financial future.
Protect Your Personal Information Online
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds users to be cautious of potential scams, such as unsolicited emails that contain malicious links or attachments with malware. CISA recommends users follow these helpful tips to guard against fraud and identity theft:
(Source: US Department of Homeland Security, Cyber + Infrastructure)
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.