: If you have any concerns regarding your account or encounter a suspicious situation, please contact
South Florida Educational FCU immediately.
PIN Fraud Trend at Gas Stations – 05/2016
The Credit Union has learned of a trend where skimmers are being placed on pumps at gas stations. What makes these skimmers particularly
dangerous is that they steal your card number and your Personal Identification Number (PIN)!
We are working with law enforcement
and other financial institutions to try and stop this trend.
As a result, we recommend that you always conduct your transactions as a credit
, rather than a debit
in which you enter your PIN. After selecting "credit," you will be prompted to enter your billing zip code to complete the purchase. This will
prevent your PIN from being compromised. If you have any questions, please call our Member Contact Center
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
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:
If you have been a victim of this scam:
- 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.
- 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
to view previous scams.