Security Center

Your resource for security and fraud information. Learn more about how to protect your identity and finances.

How to Identify a Suspicious Text

If you get a text message from your bank attempting to verify a suspicious transaction, the last thing on your mind might be a phishing attempt. But be careful: modern scammers are increasingly using your desire to keep your account safe against you. Below are three signs that your text message may be fake. For complete information on how and when Amplify will contact you, read this article in our online Help Center.

Red Flag #1: Long

If the message comes from an entire phone number (512-888-8888), contact our support team immediately. Amplify only uses short codes (such as 79241).

Red Flag #2: Grammar

Look carefully for grammar mistakes and the spelling of “Amplify Credit Union.” If there are mistakes or misspellings, contact our support team immediately.

Red Flag #3: No Card

Amplify will include the last four digits of your debit card for transaction confirmations. If the last four digits are not included, contact our support team immediately.


Protect Yourself from Romance Scams

Online romance scams are increasing at an alarming rate. With the rise of technology, our world has become increasingly interconnected – we can easily chat with loved ones across the globe, make purchases with a click of a button, and even find love online. But this convenience also makes us vulnerable.


Short Codes at Amplify

As of July 2023, Amplify now leases short codes from wireless carriers to increase our members’ confidence in our communication. Click on the link below to view the full list of short codes.

Fraud Trends for 2024

It may be a new year, but scammers are up to their old tricks. Here are some of the scams the Amplify Fraud team will be tracking again in 2024. Click on the links below to learn more about each scam type and learn how to protect your identity – and your money.

Mail Theft

Whether it’s “porch pirates” or someone lifting checks from your mailbox, package and mail theft is on the rise. Check out this advice from the USPS on preventing mail fraud.

Crypto Scams

With cryptocurrencies on the rise, it has become more commonplace to put money in currencies like bitcoin or Ether. Be sure you are well-informed about the risks before you invest.

Romance Scams

Did you know that romance scams can also start on social media? According to the FTC, 40% of romance scam victims cited unexpected social media messages as the start of the communication.

Missed Delivery Scams

Scammers posing as legitimate shipping services send out emails or texts claiming that a package delivery was attempted but failed, due to your absence or another reason.