Don’t Get Spooked by One of these Scams this Halloween!

Don’t Get Spooked by One of these Scams this Halloween!

That cackling, long-haired witch might send your heart fluttering with fear, but these Halloween scams are even spookier! Here’s what to know about these common Halloween scams. 

 1. The Joker

Desperate for money before the holiday shopping season hits? Looking to pad your

Smishing Scam Alert!

Smishing Scam Alert!

We have recently become aware of a text message that appears to be a fraud alert from Diamond Valley. An example of the text message a member received appears in the photo above. 

The member reported that once she responded to the text, she was immediately called from another number. The person on the other end asked for the member's PIN

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Tags: alert, scam, text, smishing

Beware of Gift Card Scams

Beware of Gift Card Scams

Everyone loves a gift card for their favorite retailer or restaurant. It’s like getting money to spend in any way you please! Unfortunately, scammers also love gift cards, but for all the wrong reasons: They often use gift cards to pull off scams. Here’s what you need to know about gift card scams and how to avoid them.

How the scams play out

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Micro-Deposit Scams

It probably doesn’t surprise you to know that scammers are always coming up with creative ways to con people out of their money. Recently, there’s been an uptick in an old scam in which crooks reach out to targets and try to gain access to their accounts through micro-deposits. Unfortunately, too many people have already fallen for this scam, and we don’t want our members getting caught in the trap. To that

Beware Romance Scams

Beware Romance Scams

With COVID-19 forcing more singles to meet and date online, America’s most expensive scam is on the rise(link is external). Romance scams are all over

4 Vacation Scams To Watch For This Summer and How To Avoid Them

4 Vacation Scams To Watch For This Summer and How To Avoid Them

With summer in full swing, you might be planning and packing up for the vacation of a lifetime. Before you load the car and head out, though, read through our list of four common vacation scams and learn how to avoid them. You don’t want to take a permanent vacation from your

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8 Ways to Spot a Job Scam

8 Ways to Spot a Job Scam
8 Ways to Spot a Job Scam

If you’re in the market for a new job, or you’re looking for extra part-time work, be careful. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of a surge in employment scams of every kind. Victims might have their accounts emptied, their identities stolen, or they may even find themselves facing jail time for money laundering

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Beware of Remote Deposit Scams

Beware of Remote Deposit Scams
Beware of Remote Deposit Scams

Remote deposit capture or mobile deposit is designed to allow you to conveniently make deposits to your checking, savings or money market accounts from a remote location by taking a picture of your checks and delivering the images to your credit union. While mobile deposit is convenient, it also presents an