CorePlus Credit Union

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:  All CPCU branch lobbies are closed. Our 202 Salem Turnpike drive-up services are open for extended hours.  Click here for details

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Credit Card Holders: FIS, our Credit Card servicer, currently has less staff available to assist with your call. Please expect longer than normal wait times when calling in.  Thank you for your patience.

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Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Phishing

Cyber criminals are exploiting the Coronavirus through the wide distribution of mass emails posing as legitimate medical and or health organizations. In one particular instance,victims have received an email purporting to be from a medical/health organization that included attachments supposedly containing pertinent information regarding the Coronavirus. This lead to either unsuspecting victims opening the attachment causing malware to infect their system, or prompting the victim to enter their email login credentials to access the information resulting in harvested login credentials.

 

Social Engineering

Another emerging fraud scheme exploiting the Coronavirus is using social engineering tactics through legitimate social mediawebsites seeking donations for charitable causes related to the virus. Criminals are exploiting the charitable spirit of individuals, seeking donations to fraudulent causes surrounding the Coronavirus.

 

Non-Delivery Scams

Criminal actors advertise as an in-demand medical supply company that sells medical supplies that can be used to prevent/protect against the Coronavirus. The criminal enterprise will demand upfront payment or initial deposits then abscond with the funds and never complete delivery of the ordered products.

 

Fraudulent Coronavirus Treatments

 There are companies preying on consumers by promoting products withfraudulent prevention and treatment claims. The companies’ products include teas, essential oils, and colloidal silver. The FTC says the companies have no evidence to back up their claims — as required by law. The FDA says there are no approved vaccines, drugs or investigational products currently available to treat or prevent the virus.

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