Many fraudsters will target you using scams such as fake emails, text messages, voice calls, letters, or even someone who shows up at your front door unexpectedly. To help you stay safe from potential scams, it’s important to be aware of scenarios that fraudsters often use: 


  • Pressuring you to send money
  • Threatening you with law enforcement action
  • Asking you to purchase gift cards and provide the codes as a form of payment
  • Asking you to cash a check for a stranger or send money via wire transfer or Zelle
  • Asking you to deposit a check for an amount more than what you are selling an item for and then requesting you to send the difference elsewhere
  • Requesting you to respond to questions in untruthful ways


These are just some of the common scenarios that UCU has been made aware of relating to fraudsters. It is important to remember that if you authorize a transfer or send money to a fraudster, it may be difficult to be reimbursed.


If you believe you have been the victim of a scam relating to one of your UCU accounts, please contact us at 800.UCU.4510.