Fake checks and letters sent to non-members of ABD Federal Credit Union.
Phony checks drawn on ABD Federal Credit Union have been sent out to people all over the country along with letters as part of a scam.
ABD FCU President/CEO Carolyn Edwards told Credit Union Times that they have received reports of six senior citizens–none of them members of the credit union–having received checks for $4,841.11 drawn on her credit union.
She said they haven’t found the perpetrator and that the checks are not the same color as those used by her Warren, Michigan-based credit union. She said someone probably scanned one of their cashier’s checks and then used that as a basis for the fraudulent ones.
Edwards said she’s not sure how many phony letters and checks have been mailed out. The American Bankers Association warned its members because some of the letters accompanying the check look as if they were issued by the ABA.The letters ask people to call a phone number to find out how to collect money, which scam artists often use to collect financial data.
If you ever have a question concerning your account checks or letters, contact SCCU directly at 800-447-7228.Please remember that Space Coast Credit Union, the NCUA, CUNA, CUNA Mutual, or any other organization pertaining to credit unions, DOES NOT e-mail, text message, or telephone our members asking for personal information such as complete social security numbers, account numbers, dates of birth, etc