latest scams
Remember: If you have any concerns regarding your account or encounter a suspicious situation, please contact South Florida Educational FCU immediately.

The 12 Scams of Christmas – 11/2015

Black Friday and Cyber Monday marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season – as well as holiday "fraud" season. Many consumers spend more money than usual this time of the year. Cybercriminals will increase their efforts to take advantage through scams such as phishing emails, quick money schemes and bogus gift cards. Here are a dozen of this season's top cyber threats, according to cybersecurity experts.

Heartbleed Update – 4/2014

An online security vulnerability dubbed "Heartbleed" has been recently identified. It has the potential to put personal information at risk for sites that use SSL encryption technology.

South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union’s website and online services have not been affected and are safe. Please continue to bank with confidence!

Attention Visitor – 4/2014

Members have reported receiving a fraudulent popup about a “Data Security Breach” when accessing the credit union website. Although the popup appears to be linked with - it is not! These messages are NOT originating from South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union (FCU). It is an attempt to illegally obtain your credit card number.

This is a scam – (otherwise called a phishing attempt) - do not click the link to access your Credit Report. It requires a credit card for identity validation and it will compromise your account.

If you see such a pop-up, do not click any links and do not give anyone your credit card information.

Remember South Florida Educational FCU will never ask you for information we already have on file.

Sample Fraudulent Popup:

Attention Visitor,

Data Security Breach Information

We want to make you aware of a situation that has occurred that could be related to your personal information. Recently, there was a massive system breach at Epsilon, a third party vendor that supplies marketing services to a number of companies, including Best Buy, Chase, Citi, Disney, US Bank, Marriott, Home Shopping Network and many others. Files containing personal information were compromised.

Names, email address and some personal information was exposed. Because of the increased risk of identity theft, we are urging you to check your credit report for any activity that you did not authorize.

We want to help protect you against this data breach, by offering you access to your credit score for free. This offer is available on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Please be aware that although your credit score is free, a credit card will be required to validate your identity.

Click Here to access your Credit Report

To protect your account:
  • NEVER respond to a text message or phone call that requests personal or account information.
  • For more information on Phishing/Vishing/Smishing, click here.
  • We will never ask you for personal or financial information via text messages, phone calls or emails.
  • Monitor your financial accounts (deposit and credit card accounts) on a regular basis.
If you have been a victim of this scam:
  • Report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission and file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
  • Report the telephone number(s) to your local carrier immediately so it can attempt to shut it down.
  • Immediately report any unauthorized transactions by contacting us directly.
  • To report any scams to the Credit Union send an email to
Click here to view previous scams.
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