FRAUD ALERT! NYPD Warns of Two On-Going Scams
The NYPD has released a warning for individuals to beware of two ongoing scams that
are costing victims thousands of dollars.
Green Dot Card Scam
This phone scam occurs when an individual is contacted by somebody who claims to
be collecting a debt from a utility company, the IRS or as a settlement of an auto
accident. Criminals are scaring victims into complying by threatening the loss of
their heat, electric, possible deportation or criminal prosecution. Scenarios may
vary but victims of this scam are instructed to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak at
a local store and read the card number back to the perpetrator over the phone. Find
out how to protect yourself
ATM Skimming occurs when a device is rigged over a card reader located either at
the lobby entrance or on the ATM machine. This fake card reader is identical to
the real one and will capture the financial information from your card. The data
is later used to create a twin to your card, which will later be used to withdraw
Find out how to identify and avoid compromised ATM machines
MCU will never contact you by email, text message or phone call to notify you of
account related issues or to ask you to update or verify your account information.
If you think your MCU accounts have been compromised, report it by calling the Contact Center at 212-693-4900.