Crane Credit Union encourages its members to be on the lookout for criminal fraud related to recent Economic Impact Payments. In particular, any attempt to steal personal and financial information.

In an alert issued by the IRS, the organization states that they will not call, text, email or contact you on social media asking for personal or bank account information, even related to Economic Impact Payments. Please be suspicious of any email with attachments or clickable links that promise to have important information about your Economic Impact Payment or any other IRS refund.

Additional themes for reported scams include economic stimulus checks, personal checks, loan and grant programs, or other subjects related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Safety (CARES) Act.

It seems now with every national event, bad actors are using it as an opportunity to spread malware and phishing campaigns. More than ever, it is important that you remain vigilant to emails that purport to provide information regarding the recent outbreak. These emails may be offering information or may even request your information. Whatever the case, it is important that you do not click on or interact with these emails, simply delete them. Remember: Crane Credit Union will never contact you to ask for personal or account information.