Spot Scams

cPort continually strengthens its fraud prevention system to help protect members. However, even with these efforts, there is nothing to stop fraudsters from contacting members directly to try to get information needed to bypass our enhanced fraud prevention systems. Scammers may do this by posing as a financial institution employee to gain your trust. They…

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Caller ID Scam

Beware of a phone scam going around where fraudsters are demanding potential victims purchase a gift card or be subject to having their utilities shut off. For example, people have recently reported that they received a call from someone posing to be from a utility company such as Central Maine Power (CMP). The caller ID on their phone…

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Money Transfer Scams

Fraudsters love money transfer transactions because it provides a quick and easy way to get your money. A Money Transfer transaction is when you send money using your debit card. Apps and websites such as Cash App, Venmo, Zelle, and Facebook Pay also allow you to make money transfers. Because you are sending cash, there…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 Vaccine Scams

Scammers are taking full advantage of the fact that many Americans are eagerly awaiting their chance to receive the COVID vaccine. Some people may get blind-sided by the shiny light at the end of the tunnel and fall victim to fraud along the way. Here are a few tips we want to keep in mind…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 Riverside Open (1)

Every year around the holidays we like to provide our members with some help to avoid online shopping scams. This year is no different, especially with the uptick in COVID-related fraud.  As is with every year, scammers are becoming even more advanced in their techniques to try and fool you into divulging personal information. Since…

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CPort Blog Post Image 2 Check Scams

We know since the start of the pandemic scammers have been targeting people daily and their tactics continue to get more and more sophisticated. Right now, we’re noticing check scams are on the rise. Check scams can be used in a variety of ways, we wanted to share a few examples from the Federal Trade…

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Unemployment Scam

At cPort your financial security is always our highest priority. We’ve received notice of and have experienced suspicious ACH activity that appears to be diverting unemployment funds to an international fraud ring in various states, including Maine. Every state is likely vulnerable to this scheme and will be targeted if they have not been already.…

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CPort Blog Post Image Calls

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! To provide the best financial experience for our members, we are sharing the top questions you ask when you call us. Account Balance Reminders The most popular call-in request folks have is to receive a balance reminder. The fastest way to check your balance is through cPort’s eBanking platform.…

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photo of laptop and phone for two factor multi factor identification

 As concern for the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to grow people are desperate to find reliable information about the disease and what steps they should be taking for support. Unfortunately, in times of uncertainty like these, scammers will try to take advantage of trusting individuals. In fact, fraudsters have already begun to target people looking to…

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