Red Flags to Watch For
Jan 31, 2024
Safeguarding Your Finances Against Scams
At Rally Credit Union, your financial well-being is our utmost priority. In our ongoing commitment to keeping you informed and secure, let's delve deeper into each red flag mentioned in our Security Spotlight.
Urgency Alert: Take a Pause
Feeling a sudden sense of urgency to act? This could be a major red flag. Scammers often use time pressure to catch you off guard. Whether it's an urgent email, call, or message, take a moment to assess the situation. Legitimate organizations won't force you into immediate action. If in doubt, reach out to our Member Service team at 800-622-3631 for guidance.
Mystery Package: Verify Before You Confirm
Unexpected package notifications or payment requests for items you didn't order can be alarming. Before confirming any information or making payments, double-check the legitimacy of the request. Contact the supposed sender directly using official contact details, not those provided in the suspicious message. Vigilance is your best defense against potential scams.
Gift Card Warnings: Stay Wary
One common tactic scammers use is asking for payment through gift cards or requesting fund transfers to unfamiliar locations. Be cautious when dealing with such requests, especially if they come over the phone or online. Rally Credit Union will never ask you to make payments through unconventional methods. If you encounter any such situation, report it immediately to our Member Service.
Link Check: Hover for Safety
Links can be deceiving. Before clicking, hover over them to preview the destination. If the link points to an unfamiliar website or if the URL is excessively long with no clear information, it might be a phishing attempt. Always verify the legitimacy of links, especially in emails or messages. Trust your instincts, and don't hesitate to contact us for assistance.
When in Doubt, Reach Out!
Your peace of mind matters to us. If you ever find yourself in doubt or encounter any suspicious activity, don't hesitate to reach out at 800-622-3631. Our team is here to guide you through any concerns, ensuring the security of your finances.
Stay vigilant, stay informed, and together, let's create a safer financial environment. Your security is our priority at Rally Credit Union.