Bogus Charitable Solicitations
The FBI has issued a warning that individuals may be using the Boston Marathon bombing to generate fraud. They are using emails and social networking sites to gain access to computers through malicious software.
A spam email with the subject line “Boston Marathon Explosion” attempts to lure the victim to a bogus website or into taking other actions (such as downloading software to view pictures, videos or files) that put their computer at risk. The perpetrators may also try to solicit donations.
Protecting yourself from bogus online solicitations:
• Do not agree to download software to view content as it may infect your computer with malware.
• Do not follow a link received via email to go to such as website. The link may appear legitimate but can be hyper-linked to direct you elsewhere.
• Visit official websites to verify the existence and legitimacy of any charitable organization that is soliciting your donation, and do not allow others to make donations on your behalf. Your personal information can be routed to a fraudster.
• Legitimate charities normally do not solicit donations via money transfers. Be as secure as possible in making your donation. Use a debit/credit card or write a check made out to the specific charity.
As always, contact your financial institution immediately if you believe that your information has been compromised.
Form pertaining to Debit Card Fraud
Statement of Fraudulent Transactions
This form is used when there have been unauthorized transactions on your account using
your Debit Card. Please list each merchant, amount, and date of transaction and return to
the Credit Union’s Fraud Specialist. You may fax the form to 615-242-6112 or mail it to
P.O. Box 22881, Nashville, TN, 37202-2881. The Credit Union's Fraud Specialist will contact you
once the form has been received, or you may call 1-800-622-2535 Ext. 7728. You may also
return the form to your local branch.
You will also need to report your Debit Card as lost or stolen to PSCU, our card
processor. They are available 24 hours a day at 1-800-449-7728.
What to do if Your Identity is Stolen
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