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.
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)
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.” 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 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.