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Our member's online security is of the utmost importance to us. At Granite State Credit Union, we're committed to providing members with the most up-to-date notifications and education in order to remain diligent in the protection of confidential information. 

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  • Don't Gift a Scammer!

    November 22, 2023 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    The holiday season leads to an increase in consumer spending and fraud.

    Remain vigilant by following these fraud prevention tips and remember—GSCU will never ask for unsolicited personal information such as your card number, PIN, OnLine or Mobile Banking credentials, or one-time passcode. Only members calling into GSCU will be asked for personal information to verify their identity.

  • MEMBER NOTICE (11/10/2023): Spoofing Fraud Trend

    November 10, 2023 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

    We have been made aware of a spoofing fraud trend that is affecting our members.

    See this blog to learn more.

    • Credit Reporting Agencies Allow More Frequent Credit Report Requests

      October 30, 2023 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

      Your credit score plays a large role in assessing your financial wellness and health. You can request your credit report each week for free from any of the three national credit reporting agencies: Equifax®, Experian®, and Trans Union®. GSCU recommends you pull your credit report from at least one credit reporting agency every four months to monitor your credit.

    • Be Wary of Fake Family and Grandchildren Emergency Scams

      February 01, 2023 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

      Many scams revolve around the idea of a family emergency, often a distraught grandchild calling, to build urgency and apply pressure to victims. Frequently, these scams target senior citizens with the fraudster contacting the victim noting they’re a family member or close friend.

    • MEMBER NOTICE (1/17/2023): Spoofing Fraud Trend

      January 18, 2023 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

      We have been made aware of a spoofing fraud trend that is affecting our members.

      • Spoofing is when a fraudster falsifies the information transmitted to your Caller ID to disguise their identity.
    • MEMBER NOTICE (1/9/2022): Home Warranty Mail Scam

      January 09, 2023 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

      We have been made aware of a recent Home Warranty Mail Scam. 

      These mailings note that home warranties may be expiring and to take action with a phone number to renew the warranty. These mailings utilize mortgage information obtained through public records to appear more convincing. They are not associated with Granite State Credit Union.

      If you have received a suspicious call or text or you believe you have been the victim of fraud, please contact GSCU immediately by calling 1-800-645-4728 or emailing us.

    • MEMBER NOTICE (12/14/2022): Credit Union Impersonation Spoofing Fraud Alert

      December 19, 2022 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

      We have been made aware of a recent spoofing fraud trend.

      Spoofing is when a fraudster falsifies the information transmitted to your Caller ID to disguise their identity.

    • Watch Out

      October 17, 2022 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

      Back-to-school themed scams are on the rise

      It’s back-to-school for kids across the nation. That special time of year when parents rejoice, teenagers groan and teachers take a deep breath. Unfortunately, any time there is a moment to be taken advantage of, scammers are on the prowl. Here are two back-to-school focused scams that are on the uptick as summer ends.

    • Lost and Found

      October 05, 2022 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

      What to do if you lose your wallet or purse

      Losing your wallet or purse can be a frustrating experience. Your credit cards, ID, keys and cash are all seemingly out there in the world for anyone to find. Despite the feeling of helplessness, there are ways to mitigate the damage. Here are some steps to take immediately after losing your wallet or purse.

    • False Cryptocurrency Investment Scams

      September 30, 2022 | Fraud Awareness and Protection

      According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), over $1 billion has been lost to crypto-related scams since January of 2021. More than half that, $575 million, was in connection to these types of investment scams.

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