If you receive a call from a phone number identified as Dominion Energy Credit Union, DO NOT provide your account or card numbers, PIN, or personal information to any unsolicited phone call, website, or text message - hang up immediately. We will never contact you asking for your account or card numbers.
Money transfer scams involve cash transfers, such as wire transfers, Moneygram® transfers, Western Union transfers or similar cash-like transfers. It can be a helpful tool to send funds to family and friends, but it can also be a quick way for thieves to steal your money and disappear before you realize what happened.
The following scenarios may indicate you’re the victim of a money transfer scam. Don’t send or wire the money in these or similar situations, especially one involving a direct transfer to a stranger’s account. Using a wire transfer or money transfer service is like sending cash — once you send the money, it’s nearly impossible to trace it or get it back.
This scenario plays out in several different scams: you’re hired as a “mystery shopper” to deposit funds at a bank, you’re renting a property and the “renter” never intended to live there at all, you get a check in advance for a new job but you need to send money back for equipment or supplies, etc.