Fraud Prevention

Protecting Your Finances, Empowering Your Future.

At Greater Texas Credit Union, we're committed to ensuring your financial security while empowering you to make informed decisions. Explore our Fraud Prevention resources, your essential toolkit for staying ahead of common scams and safeguarding your hard-earned money. Because when it comes to your finances, you can trust Greater Texas to be your vigilant partner.

Understanding Sweetheart Scams

Discover the risks of online romance in "Unveiling the Dark Side: Understanding Sweetheart Scams." Learn about deceptive tactics, like fake profiles on dating sites, and how to protect yourself from emotional and financial turmoil.

Protect Your Checking

Check fraud is a serious problem in the United States. You should do all you can to protect unauthorized access to the funds in your checking account.

Be Wary of Social Media Scams

Social media is great for connecting with old friends or long-lost family members or even making new friends. But are those people really who they say they are?

How to Protect Yourself From Scams

While the Internet is a great place to learn and obtain information, it is also a great place for con artists to scam innocent victims.

Beware of Cryptocurrency Scams

The new virtual currency is trendy but dangerous.  If you’re not careful, you could fall victim to a variety of scams that lost investors worldwide about $14 billion in 2021, according to the blockchain data firm Chainalysis.

Protect Yourself From Phishing Attacks

In today's digital age, where online communication and transactions have become an integral part of our lives, it is crucial to be aware of the threats that lurk in cyberspace. One such threat is phishing attacks. This blog article aims to shed light on what phishing attacks are, how they work, and most importantly, how to protect yourself from falling victim to them.
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Uncovering the Dangers of Wire Transfer Scams

Wire transfer scams involve convincing individuals to send money electronically, often through legitimate banking channels, to fraudulent accounts controlled by scammers. These scams can take many forms, but they typically involve some form of deception or manipulation to convince the victim to transfer funds. 
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Protect Yourself from Overpayment Fraud

Overpayment scams typically involve a scammer posing as a legitimate buyer who sends a payment exceeding the agreed-upon price for an item being sold. The scammer then requests the seller to refund the excess amount, often claiming it was a mistake or providing a plausible excuse for the overpayment. 
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Gas Pump Skimming: What to Watch for this Summer

Gas pump skimming is a major problem, with thousands of Americans falling victim each year. In 2021, the Federal Trade Commission received over 1.4 million reports of identity theft, with credit card fraud being the most common type. And with more people expected to hit the roads for summer vacations, the risk of encountering a compromised gas pump is higher than ever.
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Phone and Email Masking: The Cybercriminals Tools of the Trade

In the age of digital communication, cybercriminals have an array of sophisticated tools at their disposal to carry out scams, phishing attacks, and malware distribution. Two commonly exploited techniques are phone and email masking. These methods allow bad actors to conceal their true identities and contact information, making it easier to lure unsuspecting victims.