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Spoofing Emails: What You Need to Know

 

Phishing scams try to lure account holders into providing sensitive personal or financial information to scammers posing as a legitimate business.  Phishing scams may occur as fraudsters attempt to trick cardholders into providing missing information in order to perpetrate fraud.  Email spoofing is one-way fraudsters trick targeted victims by using a forged email where the message appears to have originated from someone other than the actual source.  Email is an easy tactic used in phishing and scam campaigns because people are more likely to open emails from what seems to be a legitimate source.  The email usually has a call to action prompting recipients to open, click thru and even respond to a solicitation putting sensitive member information at risk. 

 

Be diligent when reading emails and use these ways to spot a spoofed or fraudulent email:

 

  • The email asks you to click on a link to a webpage that does not have the correct domain or isn’t the real company’s web site.  TIP: You can hover over links in an email to see where they take you BEFORE you click

  • The sending email does not use the correct domain or company name after the “@”

  • The web domain doesn’t use “https” – the ‘s’ gives you a secure connection

  • The content of an email is not the typical content you’ve received before

  • The time an email is sent is not reasonable for the line of business or inconsistent with past email communications

 

If you see a suspicious email or communication from DFDFCU that doesn’t seem familiar, please contact DFDFCU at 303-228-5300 or email us at webmail@dfdfcu.com to ensure you don’t fall victim to a phishing or spoofing scam.    

 

DFDFCU Certificate of Deposit minimum balance has decreased!

DFDFCU has lowered minimum deposits towards Certificate of Deposits to $500 from $1000!  CDs are a great way to invest your money with 6,12,24,36 or 60-month terms available.  Dividends are paid back monthly to the CD and renewed automatically.  Upon maturity, CD's will automatically renew."

 

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CardValet® - Access. Control. Anytime. Anywhere.

Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union offers a free application called CardValet.  CardValet is ideal for cardholders who want to protect and manage their debit and credit cards through a mobile device.

 

How does it work?

Simply download the CardValet App and register your cards, create a secure login and you have the capability to turn your card on or off, set controls/alerts and view balances/transactions.

 

Play it Safe

Payment cards offer both convenience and risk. You can make purchases easily, but if your cards fall into the wrong hands, your personal accounts are vulnerable. Safeguard your information with CardValet, the mobile app that lets you protect your cards against fraud and theft by receiving real-time alerts to ensure your cards are used only by you.

 

Budget Conscious

Overspending is easy. Now, sticking to your budget can be too. Take control of your finances by setting spending thresholds, specifying merchant types and turning your cards on and off. Want to spend $100 at the grocery store? Limit your spending at the shoe store? CardValet empowers you to control your debit and credit card spending in real-time.

 

Parental Controls

 

Whether they're at the local mall or away at college, your kids want to spend money. You're not their personal ATM, but you do need a way to support their needs, while managing their spending. Enter CardValet. With convenient features like threshold limits, merchant categories and location and on/off controls, you decide where, when and how your children use their payment cards.

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