We have heard of a scam where individuals are getting a text message from someone saying that their checks have been ordered, and then it provides a phone number to call for additional information. That number is (877) 917-7184. Please know that this is a scam, and this is not coming from any legitimate financial institution. Here is some additional information on the scam.
Please remember that Verity Credit Union will never ask for your information in this manner and if it feels a little fishy, go with your gut. It is better to be safe than to have your identity stolen. Also, if you get any scam/fraudulent correspondence, please let us know about it so we can protect other members from being scammed.
My name is Melina Young and I am the director of marketing at Verity Credit Union. I love everything to do with marketing, advertising, public relations and social media – especially all the research that goes into making a product or service really work for our members and making sure the right people hear about it. In addition to my time spent marketing, I have a blog and write about celiac disease, which I was diagnosed with in 2010. Basically, I can’t eat any of those foods we all love that are made with wheat, barley or rye.
I have also recently started running and completed my first 5k in 2011. Some people may not know that I used to do a lot of acting, dancing and singing in my life. I was in a Nike commercial with Gary Payton in junior high (if anyone ever finds the footage please send it my way!) and I used to compete as an opera singer in high school. I almost majored in musical theater in college, but I’m very glad with my decision to study marketing!