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Protect Your Financial Privacy and Account Security

Wanigas Is Committed to Your Financial Privacy and Account Security. If you suspect a scam, call the credit union directly at 989.799.9800 or 800.675.2285 to inquire about your account.

Please be aware that Wanigas Credit Union will never call, text or email you to request your personal sensitive information, such as your Social Security number, your credit/debit card number(s), or your Online/Mobile Banking username and password. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a financial institution or other organization requesting such information, you are most likely being contacted by an impostor. It is important that you never give out your personal credentials.

Latest Scams

New form of phishing, Tricky PDF Files

Cybercriminals have a new favorite form of phishing: PDF Files. A PDF is a standard file that presents text and images in their original format regardless if you open it in a web browser or other programs. This makes them a valuable asset to cybercriminals since they can disguise malicious links as common images or hyperlinks within the PDF. 

Avoiding these tricks can be difficult, but here are some tips to help.

Never click or download an attachment from an email that you were not expecting.

Always think before you click, often images within emails contain links. Make sure that the email is from a reliable source before clicking on any images.

Be Careful What You Download, Malicious Mobile Apps in Disguise

Malicious apps have been discovered within the Google Play store that have been disguised as generic VPN and audio control apps. Once these apps are downloaded, the apps will install Trojan viruses that infect your device and could allow fraudsters access to your banking apps. 

Google has since removed numerous fake applications from their play store. However, it is still important to do your research before downloading an app. Here are some quick tips:

Beware Of Fraudsters! Keep Your Identity Secure!

Fraudsters have become increasingly adept at getting consumers to share the information they need to commit fraud by posing as financial institution call center agents or by sending text messages that look like they are coming from the institution, warning of suspicious transaction activities.

Here are a few important tips to remember:

Common Types of Fraud

Cybercrime is much more common than you would think and can come in various forms. The best way to keep yourself protected from fraud is to know the different types of fraud out there. 

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Learn How To Stay Protected

Every Day Safe Practices
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Online Account Security 

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