These are the most current fraud alerts. Please know that L&N will never call, text or email you to request your account number, mobile/internet banking log-in or card numbers. If you receive a similar call, text or email, delete it immediately and call the credit union at (502) 368-5858 or (800) 292-2905 to report it!
During these challenging times, cybercriminals are increasing their efforts to gain access to your confidential information. Recently, some of our members have received a call from someone posing as a representative from L&N, calling to report fraudulent debit card activity and asking for your PIN number, details on COVID-19 economic stimulus payments or other information. Click here for information on how you can protect yourself from fraud.
Equifax experienced a breach recently, that has been highlighted in the news. The cybersecurity incident potentially impacted 143 million U.S. Consumers. Please know that this incident was solely related to the credit reporting agency; Equifax. It was not a breach of your personal accounts at the credit union.
The Federal Trade Commission has put together some useful information that can be found at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do
In addition, Equifax has put out an update at: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/ From this site you can:
The safety and security of your account(s) at L&N is always a top priority. If you feel extra security is needed on your account(s) we can add a password that would be required for accessing information by phone or in branch. This would be in addition to any security questions that may already be attached to your account(s). Please know that L&N will never call, text or email you to request your account number, mobile/internet banking log-in or card numbers. If you receive a similar call, text or email, delete it immediately and call the credit union at (502) 368-5858 or (800) 292- 2905 to report it!
We have had multiple members call and say they received a pre-recorded message from 402-609-5706 in Omaha, NE stating they are L&N and they need them to call back. This is not L&N! This is a fraud attempt.
Also remember - L&N will never call, text or email you to request your account number or card number!
Some of our members have received calls with a message that there is a problem with the person’s L&N debit card.
It prompts the person to type in their debit card number and other personal information. THIS IS FRAUD! Please hang up immediately if you receive an automated call, or a call from a live person, if they ask you for ANY account information.
L&N will never call and ask you for account numbers, debit card numbers or any other related information. If for some reason we called you, we would already have that information!
Unfortunately, this type of scam is fairly common. However, due to the Holiday Season these type of things may be more frequent.
Tax season is over, but that won't stop scammers from trying to get your Social Security numbers, account information or passwords.
Criminals are able to fake or “spoof” caller ID numbers to appear to be anywhere in the country, including from an IRS office. This prevents taxpayers from being able to verify the true call number. Fraudsters also have spoofed local sheriff’s offices, state Department of Motor Vehicles, federal agencies and others to convince taxpayers the call is legitimate.
If you receive a phone call claiming to be from the IRS, please keep the following in mind.
The IRS (and its authorized private collection agencies) will never: