Fraud Alert

Important information about current fraud affecting members

Protect your account number and credentials

Pyramid FCU is concerned with the online security of our members. We will never make an outbound unsolicited contact to you by any means (email, text message, pop-up, web application, letter, call) asking you for account credentials. Never provide your personal information to links sent to you through email or text messages. Notify Pyramid FCU representative immediately if you suspect someone may have your information.

 

Members Report Phone Fraud Attempt April 29, 2014

A member reports a caller claiming to be from Pyramid FCU told him his account was frozen and they needed his account number to unfreeze it. Of course, Pyramid FCU will not call you and ask for your account number, as that is something we already know. If ever you are in doubt, do not provide identity information to someone who called you. Instead, ask for the person's name, hang up and call us back. If it is legitimate, you will then be able to speak with that person and complete your business.

 

“Largest Ever” Phone Fraud Scam Targeting Taxpayers   March 20, 2014

The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) has issued a warning to taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an effort to defraud them.

Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license.

“If someone unexpectedly calls claiming to be from the IRS and uses threatening language if you don’t pay immediately, that is a sign that it really isn’t the IRS calling,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

For the full press release, visit http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/press/press_tigta-2014-03.htm