Protecting Yourself from Fraud
6/29/2017

Did you know that most text messages are opened within 15 minutes of receiving them? 
 
  1. Phishing scams are not limited to email. More recently, it has been reported that people are receiving text messages with suspicious links.
  2. Scammers are sending messages with a link in the text asking you to verify your credit card for "Security reasons".
  3. If you suspect a message is fraudulent, contact Christian Financial's Member Solutions Center to validate the message.
  4. Messages from Christian Financial will be identified as such. We will never ask you to validate personal information via text.

Protect Yourself
There are a few different ways that you can protect yourself:
  • If you receive an official-looking text message asking you to confirm your credit card for "Security reasons", do not click on any of the links in the email. The links may take you to the scam site. 
  • If you suspect that the text message may be fraudulent, we encourage you to contact your financial institution directly to the legitimacy of the message.
  • Lastly, be wary of the time that the text message is received. If it is unlike your Financial Institution to message you after 6 pm, think twice about the probability of this being a real text message. 
For more ways to protect yourself from identity theft, click here