How to Avoid Postcard Scams
Unfortunately, postcard scams are a common form of financial crime across the country. Being aware of scammers’ tactics can help you to avoid being a victim of a scam.
Members and customers of financial institutions have recently received postcards asking them to call 800-230-8750 regarding an important matter having to do with their mortgage or loan. This scam has also been reported by some cPort members. This is a fraudulent attempt to obtain your personal information. Upon further research, the company, HWC company, is a fraudulent company and a quick Google search will turn up many other institutions warning of the same postcard scam.
Fraudsters use this technique to generate an alarming reaction from the recipient, hoping that they call the number to resolve the “issue” described in the postcard. If you receive mail that did not come from cPort that refers to a cPort loan, this is a red flag that the mail may be a scam.
cPort is here to help. If you ever have any questions about communications from cPort or that may impact your cPort accounts, please contact us at 1-800-464-0253.