Fraud Alert


Scam Alert: Counterfeit Official Checks

Official Checks claiming to be drawn on Teachers Federal Credit Union are being distributed across the country via multiple mailing sources, (USPS, Fedex, DHL UPS). If you believe that you may be the recipient of one of these checks please contact the Fraud Loss Prevention Department at 631-698-7000 Ext 3310, 3032 or 3037.

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Scam Alert: Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Legislatures in all 50 states have passed some form of elder abuse prevention laws

Elder abuse is a growing problem. While we don't know all of the details about why abuse occurs or ho...

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Card Skimming - What to Look For and What You Can Do

What is Card Skimming?

Card skimming is when a fraudster illegally copies your debit or credit card data from the magnetic strip on your debit or credit card when you use your card.

The details copied from your card are then copied onto a blank debit or credit card, creating an exact duplicate or clone.

How do skimming devices work?

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Craigslist Scams

Most scams involve one or more of the following:

Inquiry from someone far away, sometimes in another country Western Union, Money Gram, cashier’s check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or a “guarantee” Inability or refusal to meet face-to-face before consummating transaction

Examples of Scams:

1. Company offers you a j...

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IRS Phone Calls and Tax Related Fraud

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) urged taxpayers to remain on “High Alert” and announced additional outreach efforts to prevent them from falling victim to criminals who impersonate Internal Revenue Service and Treasury employees this filing season.

“The phone fraud scam has become an epidemic, robbing taxpayers of mil...

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Scammers Targeting PSEG Long Island Ratepayers

Residential and small business customers have reported receiving deceptive phone calls from individuals pretending to be PSEG Long Island employees. The callers demand that customers make a payment within hours using a Green Dot Money Pak Cards (pre paid debit cards) available at pharmacies and convenience stores.


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Card Skimming - What to Look For and What You Can Do

Card skimming or ATM Skimming is when a fraudster illegally copies your debit or credit card data from the magnetic strip on your debit or credit card when you use your card. A hidden camera is also setup to capture your P.I.N. as you enter it.

The details copied from your card are then copied onto a blank debi...

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Fraud Alert At Two Gas Stations

We take fraud seriously, and work 24/7 to protect our member's accounts from skimming and identity theft.
On May 16, 2017, we reached out to a small group of members through telephone calls, emails and text messages who were affected by fraudulent activity associated with the following gas stations in Suffolk County:

1. Kamal Petroleum Inc.
292 Ro...

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Scammers Being Social

Scammers have increasingly been using social media to try to steal your money - TFCU believes in the power of educating our members in order to fight fraud.

In a series of increasingly viral social media posts and videos, scammers are telling people that they can use specific bank routing numbers and their Social Security Numbers (SSN) to make bill payments or purc...

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Important Information on the Equifax Data Breach

In the wake of the news that the credit reporting bureau Equifax has suffered a large-scale data breach that has the potential impact 143 million people, we want to reassure our membership that their assets with TFCU are safe.

The data breach exclusively impacted Equifax, and in no way impacted the integrity of TFCU's network or systems. Still, we are working d...

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Member Alert: EnFact SMS/Text-Messaging Alerts

To members who receive EnFact SMS or text-messaging alert notifications: Please note that as of September 25, 2017, Enfact SMS alerts will be coming from 207-33 and not 707-56 as it is currently.

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Scam Alert: IRS Urges Taxpayers to Watch Out for Erroneous Refunds

IRS Urges Taxpayers to Watch Out for Erroneous Refunds; Beware of Fake Calls to Return Money to a Collection Agency

The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts. The IRS also offered a step-by-step explanation for how to return the funds and avoid being scammed.


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Scam Alert Phishing Email with Subject Suspicious Login Attempts Notice

We have been receiving reports today June 15, 2018 that fraudulent emails are being sent out to members as well as non-members in an attempt by internet fraudsters to lure individuals into clicking on a link and provide personal and/or account related information. (Copy of email below)

These emails look to be comi...

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