Text scam alert– 3-18-2013
If you receive a text message from "firstname.lastname@example.org" informing you that your card has been blocked and to call 303.730.6082 to reactivate it, please be aware that this message is not from Columbia Credit Union. If you receive this text, do not respond and delete it immediately.
Fake TurboTax emails– 2-15-2013
If you receive emails that appear to be from TurboTax stating that 'Your State Return Has Been Rejected,' please be aware that these are not from Columbia Credit Union or TurboTax. Please do not open the attachment and do not forward the email. Delete the email.
Scam targets cardholders– 11-1-2012
A number of credit union members have reported they received a text message or telephone call from "The Credit Union Center Alert." The member is asked for their card number and/or PIN. Neither Columbia Credit Union nor its third party monitoring company would ask members to verify this information over the phone. If you responded to this fraudulent request, please contact us as soon as possible.
Phone, email scam alert– 9-25-2012
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has received reports of phone and email scams in which perpetrators pose as FinCEN employees. The scams seek personal information from victims regarding a debt or grant. FinCEN does not send unsolicited requests and does not seek personal financial information from the public. If you have been a victim of a financial scam, report the incident to local, state or federal authorities.
Accounts payment scam– 8-1-2012
Credit unions nationwide have become aware of a payments scam being perpetrated by a fraudulent company called "Premier Membership Club." An amount of approximately $99 is being debited from accounts via a remotely created check (RCC) without proper authorization. This is a worldwide scam not specific to Columbia. If you notice any suspicious activity on your account, please contact us as soon as possible.
Scam targets cardholders– 7-18-2012
A large number of credit unions report that their members have received an email, text message or phone call from
"The Credit Union Center Alert." The message states that the member's card has been deactivated and to call 610-844-9824. This is a phishing attempt.
Neither Columbia Credit Union nor its third party monitoring company would ask members to verify this information over the phone. If you responded to
this fraudulent request, please contact us as soon as possible.
Card scam reported– 9-1-2011
Customers of area banks, including members of Columbia Credit Union, are reporting phishing attempts (fraudulent phone calls) where the fraudster
says your card is blocked/frozen and then ask you to verify the card number and expiration date to re-activate it. Neither Columbia Credit Union
nor its third party monitoring company would ask you to verify this information over the phone. If you responded to a fraudulent call's request,
you're encouraged to contact us as soon as possible.