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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for scammers, that is.

By December 1, 2017 No Comments

As holiday shopping kicks into full gear, now is the time to be extra vigilant about protecting yourself from fraud.

As holiday shopping kicks into full gear, now is the time to be extra vigilant about protecting yourself from fraud. Verve was recently notified about out-of-state scammers printing Verve cashier’s checks and attempting to use them as payment for sales made through popular websites like Craigslist. While people in our service area haven’t been impacted, it’s a good time to remind our members of safe financial practices.

 

If you’re selling items online and receive a cashier’s check for more than the agreed-upon price, it’s most likely a scam. Or if you receive a Verve check you weren’t expecting, it’s more than likely a scam. You can learn more about how these online scams are run here.

 

Please be cautious when it comes to person-to-person transactions. If you notice any unusual activity or receive any suspicious checks (cashier’s or personal) from Verve, please call us at 800.448.9228 and we can help you determine if the check is legitimate or a scam.

 

Thank you for your help in keeping this the happiest season of all for our members.