Community First Credit Union Fraud Resource Center

What to do if you've been scammed

If you suspect you've fallen victim to a scam, the first thing to do is call us at 707-546-6000. You can also visit your local branch.

We will be able to help you take next steps to protect your information and lessen the risk of further attacks.

Common Types of Scams

It seems like bad actors come up with another devious method to scam us every other day. It can be hard to keep up with the next scheme to look out for, but we will keep a running list here so you can educate yourself. Here are some of the most recent scams reported to us by members and seen ourselves!

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  • Impersonation Scams

  • Special Deals Scam

How to Protect Yourself from Fraud

With all these different scams to be on the lookout for, protecting your personal information can seem impossible! Luckily, for all these different scenarios, there are a few key tips we have that can shield you from scams.

  1. Do NOT give out your personal information. This includes usernames/passwords, PIN numbers, Social Security numbers, etc. Remember that CFCU will not ask for this information over the phone either.
  2. Don’t reply or click on any links from unsolicited or unexpected messages. 
  3. Verify the sender if you are suspicious. If something doesn’t seem right, reaching out to official and confirmed contacts can give you peace of mind. A Google search may even do the trick in some cases!
  4. Remember that if it’s too good to be true, it probably is!

Financial Fraud Frequently Asked Questions

  • FAQs

Other Resources for Fraud Prevention