Congress hasn't reached an agreement on the next stimulus package that may come your way, but if a second stimulus package does take place, you can be sure that scammers will be there to attempt to get your check, steal your personal financial information, and possibly even steal your identity. These appalling criminals took advantage of folks' vulnerability during the COVID first round of stimulus checks by using emails and phone calls to obtain private details from unsuspecting victims. Asking you for your checking account number so your stimulus check can be directly deposited is just the beginning of your nightmare. And because folks are so anxious to receive this money, they will quickly offer up social security numbers and sensitive financial information before they realize they have made a horrible mistake.

The COVID-19 virus has made how we do business much different than usual. We will continue to take the appropriate precautions to ensure our VacationLand staff and members remain safe as we provide them the safety, protection, and well-being they deserve and expect. And even though we have heightened our usual level of cleanliness, we will intensify our cleaning and disinfecting at all our branches, while we still limit face-to-face contact.

At VLFCU we have measures in place to protect our members’ accounts and identity. We train our staff to watch for suspicious requests that may be the result of elder abuse, romance scams, and other criminal intent. For additional peace of mind, members can also enroll in Value Checking Plus, which includes identity theft protection features such as:

  • Restoration Rescue to provide services from licensed attorneys
  • Automatic enrollment of minor children for identity theft services
  • Lost document recovery assistance
  • Identity theft alerts
  • Informative resources