ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Dec. 16, 2015) – Consumers now have a new information resource to help learn about and protect themselves against fraud with the launch of the National Credit Union Administration’s new Fraud Prevention Center (opens new window).
Each year, scam artists and identity thieves steal billions of dollars from unsuspecting consumers. They use the telephone, email, text messaging, postal mail and the internet to steal information or trick consumers into handing over money. The new Fraud Prevention Center helps consumers learn how to recognize common scams, take action if they think they are victims of fraud and protect their finances.
With the site’s easy-to-use navigation and mobile-responsive design, users can access a number of resources from NCUA and other federal partners. The Fraud Prevention Center has sections covering a variety of topics, including:
- Frauds and Scams: learn about the newest and most common types of frauds or scams, what to do if you become a victim of fraud and how to report a scam;
- Identity Theft: discover what steps you can take to prevent and report identity theft;
- Online Security: get tips for staying safe online;
- Fraud Alerts: stay a step ahead with the latest information and practical tips about recent frauds and scams; and
- Fraud Resources: visit other NCUA partners for additional fraud prevention resources.
The Fraud Prevention Center is also accessible through NCUA’s newly redesigned online Consumer Assistance Center (opens new window).
NCUA supports credit unions and their members with financial literacy and consumer protection resources available without cost at
MyCreditUnion.gov (opens new window). NCUA also provides up-to-date financial education information on the agency’s
YouTube channel (opens new window),
Facebook (opens new window) page and consumer
Twitter (opens new window) feed.