Hurricane-Related Scams

September 30, 2022
CISA warns users to remain on alert for malicious cyber activity targeting potential disaster victims and charitable donors following a hurricane. Fraudulent emails—often containing malicious links or attachments—are common after major natural disasters. Exercise caution in handling emails with hurricane-related...

Security Recommendations in Online Banking

June 28, 2022
Advantage Federal Credit Union will never call you to request information you received via text (SMS) or pressure you to reset your online banking login password. DO NOT trust caller ID; Caller ID could be spoofed to show your financial...

Alerts can protect you from overdraft fees!

January 13, 2022
Use real time alerts to know when: Your account falls below $50 When your direct deposit goes through If an unusually large charge is being made to your account And more! You control what you want to see. Setting up...

Tips to Avoid Fraud Around The Holidays

December 30, 2021
10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get your money or personal details. With clever schemes of combining new technology and old tricks we must be more cautious of how...

Hang Up On Auto Warranty Robocalls

June 2, 2021
Have you been receiving automated phone calls about your car's extended warranty? You are not alone! It seems as if we are all receiving these calls, sometimes multiple times a day. Robocall scammers are out in full force.   If...

Cybersecurity While Traveling

May 25, 2021
In a world where we are constantly connected, cybersecurity cannot be limited to the home or office. When you’re traveling— whether domestic or international—it is always important to practice safe online behavior and take proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices....

Social Media Cybersecurity

October 23, 2020
Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the Internet. With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post, and status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world. How...

Creating a Strong and Secure Password

October 13, 2020
Creating a strong password is a simple yet essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of theeasiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime. No citizen is immune to cyber risk, but #BeCyberSmart and you...

Identity Theft and Internet Scams

October 1, 2020
Today’s technology allows us to connect around the world, to bank and shop online, and to control our televisions, homes,and cars from our smartphones. With this added convenience comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams. BeCyberSmart on...

Fraud Alert in Rochester, NY

July 6, 2020
Fraud Alert in Rochester, NY BE AWARE! Coronavirus is just another opportunity for scammers to get your money.  Keep these tips in mind to protect yourself.  Do not respond to calls, texts, or emails about money from the government. Government...

Fake Calls About Your SSN

August 7, 2019
Reminder to all: Do NOT give out any information, especially your Social Security Number over the phone. Receiving Calls from the Social Security Administration? A warning to our members, there has been a string of people in our area receiving...

Personal & Account Information

November 20, 2017
ATTENTION: Please note Advantage FCU would not ask any personal or account information via text or email. If you receive a notification claiming to be from Advantage FCU, please do not give out any information.  Whenever you have a question...