Scammers don’t take a break for the holidays and Vernal Police is warning the public of a new local scam making the rounds. According to Vernal Police Department, the scam involves being contacted by a person representing themselves as being an employee of Mountain America Credit Union and requesting the last 6 digits of a social security number to verify ‘unsubstantiated activity’ on an account. “Follow up on this SCAM verified that the phone number is in fact a valid number to the Fraud Division of Mountain America Credit Union but the number has been spoofed in order to obtain personal information,” shares Vernal Police. “Contact with Mountain America Credit Union has verified that their employees would not request this personal information by phone, and this is clearly a SCAM.” All citizens are urged to protect personal information. If you are concerned you have been a victim, please contact your local Mountain America Credit Union branch for further details.
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