Beware of Fraudsters: A Message from Our CEO

Dear Fellow Members,

As we begin our second week operating with restricted lobby access in our offices, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members for your patience and flexibility as we navigate through these uncertain times.

I’d also like to remind everyone again that these uncertain times are a bonanza for fraudsters trying to take advantage of people with new tactics.  Fraudsters have been quick to deploy scams involving the coronavirus stimulus packages and with email phishing attempts using fake websites and links that appear to be from the Federal or State Governments and the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”).  If you receive such emails, we highly suggest you do not open any unsolicited emails from unknown sources and of course do not click on any links contained in them.  When on-line always go directly to any website you are looking for rather than linking to it from an email.

As we’ve said previously, BHCU will NEVER send you an email or call you and ask for your account information.  Anyone that does, especially when referring to any type of direct deposit coming from the government, is a potential fraud.  No government agency is going to call you asking for your account details.  If you are ever uncertain about a call or email you receive, hang up and call your credit union or other financial institution directly to ask any questions you may have.

Even if you are unable to meet with us in-person as usual, the BHCU staff remain committed to serving your needs.

We hope you all stay well and financially healthy too.

Gary M. Golden