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Debit and Credit Card Fraud

 

Debit and Credit Card fraud occurs when information on your card is stolen to duplicate the card, issue unauthorized transactions from the card, or steal your identity.

What Should You Do?

If you suspect you are a victim of a debit or credit card fraud, contact Georgia United at 770.621.5410 or 800.226.3584.

 


How to Spot a Scam

A proposition comes from out of the blue and from someone you do not know

Often the scheme revolve around a scenario involving a hardship situation, a secret shopper, an online ad or a job posting

You are sent a money order or cashier’s check for more than the amount that you are selling your merchandise or product for

You are instructed to deposit a money order or check and send or wire back the overpayment

The buyer does not show much interest in checking out the merchandise or product

You are requested to share sensitive banking information or open a new bank account

It sounds too good to be true

Money Order and Check Scams

The money order or check scam occurs when an overpayment counterfeit money order or check is sent to you with instructions for you to send or wire back the overpayment amount after you have deposited the counterfeit money order or check.

 

Once you have deposited the counterfeit money order or check and sent the overpayment amount, you will later be informed that the money order or check has bounced because it is fake and you are out of the overpayment amount you sent.