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.

What’s The Scam?

People in several states are discovering that their personal information has been stolen when they file for benefits. The scammers used their personal information to file for and collect unemployment payments that should have gone to them.

What We’re Doing

As always, we’ve alerted our staff to this new fraudulent activity and have enhanced our protocols and are scrutinizing what may appear to be suspicious account activity.

What You Can Do

We encourage you to be proactive in regularly checking your accounts for suspicious activity. If you see an unanticipated unemployment claim, please notify us as quickly as possible so we can send the money back to the State. You can also place a free credit freeze on your credit with the three major credit reporting agencies. The credit freeze will prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your credit reports. For more information, please reference the Maine Credit Freeze Fact Sheet.

Now is also a good time to enable Security and Account Alerts in eBanking. Turning these notifications on in your settings will allow you to receive timely updates by email and/or text message.

Remember, if you suspect any fraud on your account, call us right away at 1-800-464-0253 or on the CUPhone(24-Hour Audio Response Teller): 1-888-306-0033.