Arizona Central Credit Union

Phone Scams

Vishing Defined

"Vishing" is a scam in which a fraudster calls you (typically a recorded message) or sends you an email or text message instructing you to call a phone number to verify your account information, credit card information, home banking login or bill pay account. Typically these crooks call or send messages at random hoping to reach one of our members. They leave urgent sounding messages hoping to trick you into calling.

Once you call the number, you are instructed to enter a variety of confidential information such as account numbers, PINs, credit card numbers, expiration dates and the CVC codes on the signature line of your credit card.

It is very important to remember that Arizona Central will NEVER call you or send you a message asking you to give or verify this type of personal information by phone.

One exception is our Visa fraud detection system. However, the only information you will be asked to enter is the last four digits or your Social Security number, NEVER the entire number.

Please contact us immediately if you ever have questions or concerns about suspicious phone calls or email/text messages you may have received.

Protecting You From Scams

  • Arizona Central will never ask for complete account numbers, passwords, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers or other sensitive information via unsolicited phone calls, emails or text messages. If you have received a message like this, do not respond!
  • Visa® Fraud Detection System – This system monitors your account for suspicious activity on Visa card transactions. If potentially fraudulent activity is detected, the system will call you at the phone number you have on record with the credit union. You will be prompted to enter ONLY the last four digits of the primary member's Social Security number. Once your identity is verified, you will be prompted to confirm whether the activity is legitimate or unauthorized.

Please contact us immediately if you ever have questions or concerns about suspicious phone calls you may have received.

Frequently Asked Questions - Phone Scams

A: Phone numbers are considered public information, so it could have been obtained from telephone directories, list purchases or other sources. In addition, fraudsters often use random dialing programs, hoping to reach one of our members. Arizona Central will NEVER share or sell your telephone number to unaffiliated third parties.

A: Please contact us immediately if you responded to a potential phone scam. A representative will guide you through the steps you should take to minimize potential losses.

Since 1939 we've been providing Arizona families with friendly, hometown service and convenient, affordable financial solutions. As a member-owned credit union we provide personalized checking, savings, mortgages, and business and personal loans to communities across Arizona, including Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Show Low, and Flagstaff. Arizona Central Credit Union is here to help you achieve financial success for every stage of life.
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