Financial Fraud

A Message on Behalf of LASD and POPA FCU…

It is the goal of POPA FCU and LASD personnel to provide our members (and their families) an information resource center specifically related to financial crimes. Articles below relating to financial fraud trends are updated periodically for your convenience.

CLICK HERE for a list of typical financial fraud schemes affecting our society today.

CLICK HERE for ways to protect your online identity.

Updated Fraud Prevention Service For Your VISA® Credit Cards

1. When potential fraud is detected, you will receive an automatic email notification with the option to reply with “fraud” or “no fraud.”

2. One minute after the email, you will receive a text alert, which also has the “fraud” or “no fraud” option.

3. If there is no response received, you will then receive automatic phone calls to confirm or deny fraud. The call will also give the option of speaking to a fraud analyst.

Remember – our messages will never ask for your PIN or account number.

The phone number for our Fraud Center has changed to 800.417.4592. If you add this number to your phone contacts and label it “Fraud Center,” it will display on your phone whenever you get a call from this number.

In our continuing efforts to keep your accounts secure, we’ve improved our alert system for potential fraud. Here’s how it works:

Recent Fraud Related Articles

Recent Data Breach at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Please be aware that the recent unauthorized access to payment processing data at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants may impact you. If you have used your POPA MasterCard Debit Card and/or POPA VISA Credit Card at Chipotle between March 24th through April 18th 2017, we recommend that you closely monitor your accounts for any suspicious or unusual activity. We also encourage you to set up “Alerts” on Online Banking to immediately notify you via text or email on account transactions. If you suspect fraud, please contact us immediately, at which point we would block and replace your debit or VISA card. POPA has taken precautionary measures to keep all its members’ information safe and confidential. For details regarding the data breach, please see Chipotle’s press release below.

Chipotle Breach Information

Recent Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Data Breach

Please be aware that the recent data breach on FOP’s database is in no way related to POPA FCU – please rest assure that all of our Credit Union data remain secure and we hold our member data security with critical importance as we continue to monitor systems and improve processes that protect our members’ information.

According to the press release from FOP, social security numbers were not collected by the union so that information was not compromised. However, member names, addresses and birth dates were part of the breach; FOP members are encouraged to take precautions pertaining to safety, including monitoring of personal credit reports.

Please visit FOP’s California chapter’s link for the full press release and all information relating to the data breach here:
FOP Data Breach Message

Recent Data Breach at Home Depot & Albertsons

Please be aware that the recent unauthorized access to payment card data at U.S. Home Depot and Albertsons stores may impact you. If you have used your POPA MasterCard Debit Card and/or POPA VISA Credit Card at Home Depot between April and September 2014 and/or at Albertsons between late August and early September 2014, we recommend that you closely review your account statements for any suspicious or unusual activity on your accounts. We also encourage you to set up “Alerts” on Online Banking to immediately notify you via text or email on account transactions. If you suspect fraud, please contact us immediately. POPA has taken precautionary measures by reissuing new cards to members who may have been affected. For details regarding the data breach, please see Home Depot and Albertsons’ press releases below.

Home Depot Breach Information

Albertsons Breach Information

Complete list of Fraud Articles

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