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Social Media Scams

Become social-media savvy.
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Types of Social Media Scams

As social media has become a more prevalent part of daily life, so have social media scams. Reports to the Federal Trade Commission show that more than one in four who lost money to fraud said it started on social media with an ad, post or message. Here are a few to watch out for.

Stay-Safe Tips

  • Never release your login credentials to someone else.
  • Don't send money to someone you've never met.
  • If you receive a money request from a "friend," call the friend directly.
  • Don't be pressured into sending money immediately or secretly.
  • Delete unsolicited emails/texts that request personal information.
  • Don't take the "bait" by clicking on links in pop-ups, posts, emails or texts.
  • Limit who can see your posts and information on social media.
  • Only shop through legitimate, secure, encrypted sites (beginning with "https://")
  • If you send money through P2P services like CashApp or Venmo, those funds are almost impossible to recover.

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Wings Financial on Social Media

Wondering whether a message or post is from an official Wings Financial channel? Use the links below to confirm our social media presences. Remember, Wings Financial will never ask you for secure account information over social media. We recommend using one of the verified options for contacting us for anything account-related.

Facebook

@WingsFinancial

YouTube

@WingsFinancialCU

Twitter

@WingsFinancial

Instagram

@WingsFinancial

LinkedIn

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Fraud Intelligence Insights

Learn more about how specific scams operate, from the Wings Fraud Intelligence team.

Fraud Prevention Tips

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Receiving incentives like gift cards or checks from people you don't know is a red flag. Stop and think – reach out and research before providing personal or financial information.
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Never provide your online banking credentials to another person or company.
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Never share a one-time access code with another person or entity. If you receive a one-time access code that you did not request, notify your financial institution.
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No legitimate company or government organization will accept payment via gift cards. If someone requests this – it is a scam!
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Wings Fraud Contacts

If you suspect fraud on your account, please call us right away.

Credit Cards

 

1-866-820-3955
(Number is also on the back of your card)

Debit Cards

 

1-800-692-2274

All Other Accounts

 

1-800-692-2274, option 2