Fraud & Idenity Theft
Common Account Scams
SCCU would like to make you aware of two types of account scams that have been reported more frequently in recent months. In both of these scams, the victim cannot recover any money paid to the scammer. Do not respond to these requests, or any other unsolicited requests for personal information.
A common pretense in these scams is that the requestor needs help because the company or individual in need of assistance is not from the U.S. The stated country of origin for these requests is often Nigeria.
You may receive a contact by phone, letter, or email. If you are contacted, please realize that you will never be asked to pay money to collect a prize from a legitimate contest. If contacted by mail, you can take your letter to your local Post Office to make them aware of fraud being conducted in your area.
Scenario One: Contest Winner
Scenario Two: Check Cashing Request