June 25, 2020 -
We have begun to see counterfeit Vermont Federal Credit Union official checks in the past few days. Please be aware that these checks are in circulation. If someone you don't know offers to send you money, be vigilant. It may be a scam.
It can be tempting to cash a check for "free money", which is why these scams are so successful. Counterfeit checks look very legitimate; therefore, they can even fool financial institution employees. If the check is a fraud and bounces after you've cashed it, you're the one who is held responsible.
During this unprecedented time, the safety and well-being of our staff, members and community remain our number one priority. We are here to help. If you have any questions about this alert, best security practices, or any other topic, please contact us at (888) 252-0202.