Fraud Alerts and Identity Theft Protection
Tips for Avoiding Fraud
As the advancements in technology rise, so does the potential for fraud. To help us prevent fraud and identity theft, it is very important that certain safeguards are in place.
- To ensure we can continue to reach you whenever potential fraud is detected, please keep us informed of the best phone number to contact you and your current address at all times.
- Sign up for our free online banking, eBranch, and set custom account alerts for automatic notifications of your account activity.
- Constantly monitor your account for suspicious activity – contact us if you notice something isn't correct.
- Please use our Travel Notification Program by calling (775) 882-2060 to let us know when you plan to travel, to spare you the possibility of having your card frozen due to unexpected activity.
- Remember that Greater Nevada Credit Union will never ask for your personal or financial information by email.
- Enroll in Verified by Visa. Verified by Visa works to confirm an online shopper's identity in real time by requiring an additional password or other data to help ensure that no one but the cardholder can use his Visa card online. Click here for more details.
Greater Nevada wants to remind you to carefully safeguard your personal and financial information at all times.
Criminals pose as representatives of legitimate financial institutions to gain access to members' personal and financial information to steal your identity. These "phishing" attempts have become increasingly common and sophisticated.
Please remember that Greater Nevada Credit Union will never ask for your personal or financial information by email. Should you receive an email directing you to call a "customer service" telephone number, please use caution. Check our website at gncu.org to validate the number. If you are unable to do so, or if you receive a suspicious email or have any form of unsolicited contact from individuals seeking personal information about you or your accounts, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about protecting yourself against identity theft, please click on the links below.
Protect yourself and your family from different types of fraudulent check scams by taking some simple precautions when dealing with unknown parties. Follow the links below for helpful tips on preventing fraudulent activity.
- FakeChecks.org – Information and advice about fake check scams
- Fraud.org – Tips for Recognizing fake check scams
- FTC.gov – Facts for consumers about counterfeit check scams