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We have engaged FORVIS, LLP (Attn: Jeff Rosno, 1801 California Street , Ste. 2900, Denver, CO 80202) to perform member verifications. Kindly compare the balance of your accounts on your December 2022 statement WITH YOUR RECORDS. If balances do not agree, please address your discrepancies directly to FORVIS, LLP. Include your name, truncated account number, and an explanation of the difference noted. A reply is not considered necessary unless a difference is noted.
Kirtland CU branches and the Member Contact Center will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.
Due to a power outage, our Montgomery Crossings branch is currently closed.
Our other branches remain open to serve your needs, as well as Kirtland CU Online & Mobile Banking.
By Ashleigh, K-Staff
Technology is awesome! We can order our groceries on our phones, navigate a new city, attend a business meeting, and share streams of consciousness with a global network of readers. We can even get real-time alerts when packages are on their way, arriving, or delayed! But, fraudsters have also discovered this magic, and they’re deploying it in tricky ways that can put us at risk.
One scam that surged during the COVID-19 pandemic was the package delivery scam. The FCC recently warned about this scam, noting that the increase in package deliveries due to the pandemic brought about an increase in complaints about delivery notification scams.
Package delivery scams usually begin with a text message or e-mail about a package that appears to come from a legitimate company like FedEx or UPS (posing fraudulently as a company to scam someone is called phishing. When it happens via phone or text, it’s called smishing). The notification generally includes a link, purportedly view a status update. These links actually trigger malicious malware downloads or lead to a website designed to get you to enter your personal and financial information.
Other scams feature “missed delivery” notifications, according to the BBB. These notifications are often physical notes attached to a mailbox or door that ask the target to call the attached number for next steps. Those next steps actually involve getting a hold of your personal and financial information.
So, what should you do if you suspect you’ve been scammed?
Report it! The best way to end these types of scams is to report them to the authorities. The FCC and other organizations work hard to find these criminals and close them down. You can help by reporting suspected scam texts.
If your accounts or card information could be compromised, let your financial institutions know right away to limit potential damage.