Fannie Mae warns of current scam
Fraudsters are always looking for new, clever ways to trick consumers into sharing personal information, leaving them vulnerable to fraud and identity theft.
Recently, Fannie Mae reported a new consumer fraud scam where criminals are posing as Fannie Mae employees and contacting homeowners in an attempt to lure them into a scam. They are offering to modify their mortgage, and requesting money or gift cards. Please be aware that Fannie Mae does not contact individual borrowers. All KCCU mortgages are locally serviced, and you would never receive a call from Fannie Mae on our behalf.
If you receive a call from someone claiming to be a representative of Fannie Mae, hang up, it is likely a scam! Block the scammer’s number from your mobile device.
General Tips to Spot a Scam
With fraudulent activity on the rise here are a few general rules for spotting scams.
A little bit of knowledge goes a long way in recognizing a scam:
- Government agencies would never initiate correspondence by phone call, text message, or email.
- No authentic business or government agency will insist on payment by gift card.
- A caller or message claiming a matter is urgent and demands immediate action, is nearly always a scam.
- KCCU will never contact you requesting your personal information, such as: username, password, online banking credentials, member number, credit/debit card number/pin/security code.
If you notice suspicious activity or experience security-related events, immediately contact KCCU at 269.968.9251 or 800.854.5421, or visit your local branch. We’re here to help!
« Return to "Blog"