Compassion scams involve a parent or grandparent being contacted by an “authority” who claims that the child/grandchild is in some sort of trouble (legal or medical) and will need funds wired immediately in order to help the child.
- Contacted by an individual claiming they are an "authority."
- Asked to wire money.
- Asked to receive/send funds from/to another party.
What if you're a victim?
- Cut off all contact with the scammer immediately.
- Contact Gesa Credit Union to report the fraud and put stop payments on any checks or wire transfers in or out of your accounts