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MIDFLORIDA will never contact you and ask for you for your personal or account information. If our card processor notices some transactions on your debit or credit card that seem questionable, they will contact you to confirm the transactions are valid. In this instance, you will be given a case number to refer to the incident. If you are not provided a case number, do not accept or return the call and contact the credit union immediately.

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Economic Impact Payment Scams

April 17, 2020

The IRS is urging taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams relating to economic impact payments.

Ways to spot a potential scam:

  • Usage of phrases like "stimulus check" or "stimulus payment." The official term is economic impact payment.
  • Being asked to sign over your economic impact payment in exchange for receiving additional funds.
  • Requests by phone, email, text or social media for verification of personal and/or banking information. Fraudsters may claim the information is needed to receive or speed up your economic impact payment. The IRS will not call you asking you to verify financial information to expedite a payment.
  • Being asked by someone for personal information in order to get an economic impact payment faster by working on your behalf.
  • Being mailed a bogus check and asked to call or verify information online in order to cash it.

Proactive measures to help avoid becoming a scam victim:

  • Be wary of any email, text, phone call, or social media request for money or other personal identifiable information in exchange for receiving your payment more quickly.
  • Never send money to someone else in the hope of receiving additional money. The scam artist may call this a deposit, an advance, or a processing fee. This is always the sign of a scam.
  • Never give your personal or financial information over the phone.