If you’re still waiting for your Economic Impact Payments, you might be getting a debit card instead of a check in the mail. This, of course, is the money that’s meant to give relief due to the Coronavirus pandemic. You may have already gotten your payment by direct deposit or by check. But if you’re still waiting, watch your mailbox for either a check or a VISA debit card. And know that the Learn More about What to know about the Economic Impact Payment debit cards
Co-op Credit Union Lobby Re-Opening Plan
The stay at home order ended on Monday, May 18th and many members have inquired when the lobbies will re-open. The answer to that question is soon. We are planning to open our lobbies back up in phases and we are excited to see our members again. It has been quiet in our lobbies without you. The lobby may feel a little bit different than what you were used to before the pandemic, but please Learn More about Co-op Credit Union Lobby Re-Opening Plan
COVID-19 contact tracing text message scams
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about contact tracing. It’s the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, instructing them to quarantine and monitoring their symptoms daily. Read the full article Learn More about COVID-19 contact tracing text message scams
Did a nursing home or assisted living facility take your stimulus check?
Do you or a loved one live in a nursing home or assisted living facility? Are you (or they) on Medicaid? If you said “yes” to both, please read on and prepare to get mad. We’ve been hearing that some facilities are trying to take the stimulus payments intended for their residents on Medicaid. Then they’re requiring those people to sign over those funds to the facility. Why? Well, they’re claiming Learn More about Did a nursing home or assisted living facility take your stimulus check?
If you get SSA or RRB and have kids: file before noon on April 22
Are you an SSA or RRB beneficiary with dependent children? Then, you have only until tomorrow at noon to file to get the additional $500 economic stimulus payment for dependents – or else you must wait until you file your 2020 tax return to get the money. Continue reading Learn More about If you get SSA or RRB and have kids: file before noon on April 22
Economic Impact Payment Resources and Support
On April 2, 2020, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced the distribution of economic impact payments to help Americans combat the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, Co-op Credit Union is committed to providing the guidance and support you need so you can focus on your loved ones’ health and wellness and staying safe. If your finances have been Learn More about Economic Impact Payment Resources and Support
Scammers are using COVID-19 messages to scam people
Scammers are experts at shifting tactics and changing their messages to catch you off guard. This is especially true as they take advantage of anxieties related to the Coronavirus. Here’s a quick alert about some current government imposter scams using COVID-19 that are popping up on our radar. Read more Learn More about Scammers are using COVID-19 messages to scam people
Hang up on tech support calls
It can be frustrating to have problems with your computer, especially now that so many people are working from home. But if you get a call from someone claiming to be a Microsoft technician, saying there are viruses on your system, hang up the phone. It’s a scam. Read the full article here Learn More about Hang up on tech support calls
Coronavirus checks: flattening the scam curve
There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to the Coronavirus crisis, including the new ways scammers are using the economic impact payments (so-called “stimulus checks”) to trick people. To keep ahead of scammers who are trying to cash in on those payments, read on. Learn More about Coronavirus checks: flattening the scam curve
Want to get your Coronavirus relief check? Scammers do too.
You’ve probably heard the news by now – the government is sending out relief checks as part of the federal response to the Coronavirus. Scammers heard the same thing, and they’re hoping to cash in on yours. Read more Learn More about Want to get your Coronavirus relief check? Scammers do too.