Watch out for $9.84 charges - January 30, 2014

According to a recent Better Business Bureau alert, many scammers are charging stolen credit card numbers for a small amount of money, and many recent victims were billed $9.84. The scammers believe few cardholders will review such a small amount and that credit card companies won't aggressively investigate them.

If you notice a charge for this amount on your card and you didn't make the purchase, dispute the transaction immediately and close the card. The scammers could be "testing the waters" with your card and bigger charges may follow.

As always it is important to continually monitor your account on a regular basis. You can access your credit union accounts online free of charge by clicking here. You can also download the free app by searching Touchbanking and using the app code ACUMobile. You can view your Affinity MasterCard® account free of charge by clicking here.

And just a reminder, Affinity Credit Union will not contact you via phone, text or email and ask you for personal information. If you feel you have been a victim of fraud, please contact us immediately at 515-288-7225