Important Notice

  • Due to system maintenance, and Xpress Digital Banking will be unavailable beginning on Wednesday, August 12 at 11:30 p.m. until Thursday, August 13 at 12:30 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your membership in Gesa Credit Union.

Refund Scams

Refund scams involve fraudsters that are using stolen tax information to file fraudulent tax refunds. These are then deposited into a stolen client’s account, and then moved to a cybercriminal posing as an IRS agent. The fake agent then informs the client that the refund needs to be returned.

Warning Signs:

  • Contacted by an individual claiming they are contacting you to recover money, merchandise, or prizes you never received as long as you pay an advancement fee.
  • Asked to wire money.
  • Asked to receive/send funds from/to another party.

What if you're a victim?

  • If you've been scammed, contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and file a complaint online or call their Toll Free hotline at 1.877.FTC.HELP (382.4357). Craigslist also recommends calling the local police for any scams that take place in person.
  • Cut off all contact with the scammer immediately.