With rising scams that threaten the peace and prosperity of our members, we want to address the lure of business opportunities and training that promise substantial financial gain.

As your trusted credit union, we've witnessed firsthand the repercussions of scams often disguised as golden opportunities. These schemes play on the hopes of individuals looking for a breakthrough, leaving them in difficult financial situations. It's a narrative we've seen unfold repeatedly and are dedicated to helping you avoid.

Understanding the Threat:

Scammers have become increasingly sophisticated, crafting offers that seem too good to pass up. From promises of turning a small investment into a fortune overnight to training programs that claim to unlock the secrets to wealth, these scams are designed to deceive. It's important to recognize that legitimate business ventures rarely, if ever, offer quick riches.

Protect Yourself and Your Finances:

To safeguard our members and your financial future, we encourage every member to approach these opportunities skeptically. Here are some things to keep in mind when evaluating business opportunities:

  • Research Extensively: Before committing to any opportunity, thoroughly investigate the company or program. Look for credible reviews and testimonials, and check for any complaints or legal actions filed against them.
  • Understand the Investment: Be wary of any business that requires you to invest money upfront, especially if the details on how this investment will generate returns are vague or complex.
  • Avoid Pressure Tactics: Scammers often create a false sense of urgency, pressuring you to make quick decisions. Remember, legitimate opportunities will still be there after you've had time to think and consult with a trusted advisor.
  • Seek Professional Guidance: Don't hesitate to speak with a financial advisor or a seasoned business professional before investing. Our credit union offers financial counseling services to help you make informed decisions.
  • Trust Your Instincts: If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Trust your gut feeling and steer clear of deals that seem too good to be true.
  • Report Suspicious Activities: If you come across or fall victim to what you suspect is a scam, report it to the appropriate authorities. Sharing your experience can help prevent others from being deceived.

Let's continue to support one another, sharing knowledge and experiences that protect the hard-earned assets of our members. Together, we can build a future where opportunities are pursued with confidence, free from the shadows of deceit.