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Fraud Prevention

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At Bay Atlantic Federal Credit Union, our top priority is the financial well-being of our members. That's why we've created the Fraud Prevention page to help you keep track of recent and recurring financial scams.

We encourage you to check back regularly for updates! 

You can also sign up for our email list to receive notifications of recent scams.

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If you notice any suspicious activity on your account or are concerned that you may have fallen victim to a financial scam, never hesitate to contact the credit union for assistance.

Call 856-696-2525 and speak with a representative as soon as possible!

Reminder: Never send private or sensitive information through email to anyone, even if they are a trusted individual, business, or organization. 

Emails are unsecured and can leave you vulnerable to identity theft.

Wire Transfer and P2P Payment App Scams (Posted 7/11/23)

We are continuing to see financial scams utilizing wire transfers and peer-to-peer digital payment apps. 

Scammers, while impersonating well-known companies, financial institutions, and even government agencies, may contact you requesting payment via Wire Transfer or digital P2P apps like CashApp, Venmo, and PayPal. These methods are ideal for scams because they allow money to be transferred quickly and funds are often very difficult to recover.

Never wire or send money to anyone who:

  • Is aggressive or threatening

  • Claims your account has been compromised

  • Asks you to send money to yourself

  • Tries to sell you something

  • Solicits sales in cryptocurrency

  • Is a stranger, for any reason at all

If you receive an unexpected or suspicious call, email, text or letter, do not disclose any personal information until you have successfully verified that it’s from a legitimate source. The easiest way to do this is to contact the company, institution, or agency directly. 

Do not allow remote access to your computer unless you’ve initiated the contact with a company you know through a verified phone number or website—not with a link in an email or message.

Protect your password and PIN. Avoid simple passwords and easily guessable PINs. Never give out your password or PIN to anyone.

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