Be Alert And Prevent Fraud

Consumers lost nearly $8.8 billion to fraud in 2022, according to the Federal Trade Commission. 

Don’t put your money at risk: be alert for fraud, scams, and ID theft!

Protect Your Identity — And Your Money!

What You Need to Know: Five Fraud Prevention Fundamentals

Awareness is the key to preventing fraud attempts. Here are 5 fundamentals that you need to know. For examples of specific scams, see the links below.

  1. Cinfed will never contact you to ask for personal information such as an account number, PIN, or social security number, so do not share it unless YOU initiate the communication.
  2. Do not click on links in unexpected messages (texts, emails, and social media messages) that ask for personal information or account confirmation, especially if they try to create a false sense of urgency.
  3. Beware of social media “friends” whom you have never met and have no other connection to you – yet ask for money or personal information. Do not be lured by “easy money” schemes that involve sending or receiving money or packages. If it seems too good to be true, it is!
  4. Set up alerts for your accounts so you will be notified of any transactions. By knowing immediately about potentially fraudulent charges, you can take preventive steps if necessary. Also, during your next in-branch visit, add a Security Keyword to your account for another layer of protection. Your keyword could be a combination of numbers and/or words that only you would know. 
  5. Use Cinfed’s resources to check on the status of your account: the Cinfed Mobile App or online with Cinfed Digital Banking. If you have any questions about a message you received from Cinfed, call our Contact Center (513-333-3800) or your nearest branch location. If you question it, always check with us first.

How To Prevent Fraud & ID Theft

Criminals have many ways to try and obtain your personal and account information. Review the articles below for examples of their efforts so you can recognize and avoid them.

Fraud Prevention In The News

Nearly everyone needs to be concerned about fraud and ID theft. Here are helpful links to additional media coverage of the issue.