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

Counterfeit Cashiers' Check Fraud Warning! – 03/2016

We have been notified that fraudulent South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union Cashier's Checks are being used in various fraud schemes. Checks have been used in numerous ways such as secret shopper programs and to purchase advertised items from Craig's List. In several reported cases, a cashiers' check arrives without any prior notification. The check recipient then receives instructions in order to receive the check proceeds. Some of these schemes involve using UPS delivery services with fake or stolen tracking numbers. Unless you have specifically requested a cashier's check from South Florida Educational FCU or have received a cashier’s check at one of our branch locations, do not attempt to negotiate these checks. For more information about how to protect yourself from any type of fraud, please visit the FTC website by clicking here.


Text Message Fraud Alert – 03/2016

Credit Union members have reported receiving text messages claiming fraud on their VISA® cards and asking members to call a non-Credit Union phone number. Please be aware, this is a fraudulent message. Your Credit Union did not send this text. Please do not call the number and never give personal information over the phone. If you have any questions, please call us at 305-270-5250.


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.


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 abuse@sfefcu.org
Click here to view previous scams.
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