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Apple FCU Provides Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Scams

November 13, 2019 GMT

FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 13, 2019--

Holiday shopping is in full swing.  With so many consumers shopping online and at stores, Apple Federal Credit Union, which has 21 branches throughout Northern Virginia, is taking the opportunity to warn consumers about scams that could leave them vulnerable and provide tips to protect them.

“Holidays are particularly active times for scams since people are shopping and online more.  It’s also just a good time of the year to review your financial safety,” says John Harwell, Associate Vice President, Risk Management, Apple Federal Credit Union.  “We are providing tips and advice to help people understand the risks.  No one is immune.  In fact, some of the savviest tech users—those from 18-29 years old—are also likely to get duped.”

Watching for these scams and following these tips from Apple Federal Credit Union will help consumers keep their financial health intact during the holidays and beyond:

To learn more, visit www.AppleFCU.org/HolidaySecurityTips.

About Apple Federal Credit Union

Established in 1956, Apple FCU is ranked as a top 100 credit union nationwide, serving nearly 220,000 members with $2.9 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative, Apple FCU serves a diverse community of local education systems and anyone who lives or works in Fairfax, Frederick (VA) and Prince William counties. Members enjoy competitive rates, as well as fair and honest products and services, within a trusted environment. The Credit Union is fully committed to making a positive impact within the region, not only in financial services, but also in community involvement, financial literacy and charitable giving. AppleFCU.org. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Opportunity Lender. 

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