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COVID-19 Texting Scam

April 20 by Maps Credit Union

The coronavirus pandemic has been raging on American shores for several months, but scammers are still finding new ways to exploit the panic, fear and uncertainty surrounding the virus to con people out of their money. The latest in a string of coronavirus scams involves a simple text message with criminal intent.

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COVID-19 Scams

April 15 by Maps Credit Union

There is a significant increase in fraudulent activity occurring nationally due to the distribution of stimulus checks. Please remember that Maps never asks for your PIN, personal, or account information. If you get a suspicious request, do not respond to that caller, message, or number. Instead, call us directly at 503-588-0181.

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Beware of Zoom-bombers

April 8 by Maps Credit Union

With social distancing mandates in order until at least the end of April, and three out of every four Americans under statewide lockdown, huge parts of normal life have now moved into the virtual world.

Social visits, executive meetings, classes and more happen over videoconferencing apps, with Zoom being the most popular. The app was downloaded 62 million times during the third week of March, and 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies are now using Zoom.

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5 COVID-19 Scams to Watch Out For

April 8 by Maps Credit Union

There is a significant increase in fraudulent activity occurring nationally due to the distribution of stimulus checks. Please remember that Maps never asks for your PIN, personal, or account information. If you get a suspicious request, do not respond to that caller, message, or number. Instead, call us directly at 503-588-0181.

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The CDC Recommends Face Coverings

April 8 by Maps Credit Union

There isn’t much substantial evidence on the effectiveness of wearing a cloth mask, but the CDC believes there is a strong chance that wearing one can slow the transmission of the virus, especially from those who are asymptomatic and don’t know that they are infected.

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All You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Plan

April 1 by Maps Credit Union

After days of negotiations and last-minute changes, the Senate and the White House have signed a historic $2 trillion stimulus plan to help mitigate the economic fallout of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) will put cash directly into people’s pockets, provide desperately needed funding for hospitals and help struggling businesses remain afloat in these financially fragile times.

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Tax Deadline Delayed

April 1 by Maps Credit Union

As part of the government’s efforts to help the economy, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the tax deadline would be pushed off by a full 90 days.

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The President is Suspending Student Loan Interest: Here’s What it Means

April 1 by Maps Credit Union

On Friday, March 13, President Donald Trump announced he would be freezing student loan interest as part of a package of emergency executive actions designed to mitigate the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The unprecedented move will provide relief to the 42 million-plus Americans who owe more than $1.5 trillion in outstanding federal student loans.

Since this announcement, there has been much confusion about what this freeze actually means for student loan borrowers. To help clear up some confusion, Maps Credit Union has answered some of the most common questions about the freeze.

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Beware of Coronavirus Scams

April 1 by Maps Credit Union

Scammers are notorious for capitalizing on fear, and the coronavirus outbreak is no exception. Showing an appalling lack of the most basic morals, scammers have set up fake websites, bogus funding collections and more in an effort to trick the fearful and unsuspecting out of their money.

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All You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Stimulus Plan

April 1 by Maps Credit Union

After days of negotiations and last-minute changes, the Senate and the White House have signed a historic $2 trillion stimulus plan to help mitigate the economic fallout of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) will put cash directly into people’s pockets, provide desperately needed funding for hospitals and help struggling businesses remain afloat in these financially fragile times.

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