Don’t Get Spooked by One of these Scams this Halloween!

Don’t Get Spooked by One of these Scams this Halloween!

That cackling, long-haired witch might send your heart fluttering with fear, but these Halloween scams are even spookier! Here’s what to know about these common Halloween scams. 

 1. The Joker

Desperate for money before the holiday shopping season hits? Looking to pad your

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Smishing Scam Alert!

Smishing Scam Alert!

We have recently become aware of a text message that appears to be a fraud alert from Diamond Valley. An example of the text message a member received appears in the photo above. 

The member reported that once she responded to the text, she was immediately called from another number. The person on the other end asked for the member's PIN

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Beware of Gift Card Scams

Beware of Gift Card Scams

Everyone loves a gift card for their favorite retailer or restaurant. It’s like getting money to spend in any way you please! Unfortunately, scammers also love gift cards, but for all the wrong reasons: They often use gift cards to pull off scams. Here’s what you need to know about gift card scams and how to avoid them.

How the scams play out

There are

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How do I Raise my Kids to be Financially Independent Adults?

How do I Raise my Kids to be Financially Independent Adults?

Q: How do I raise my kids to become financially independent adults?

A: It’s commendable to try raising your kids today with an eye toward their future. Teaching your children how to be financially independent will help smooth the

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6 Steps to Crushing Debt

6 Steps to Crushing Debt

You and debt are so over. You’ve just about had it with those endless piles of credit card bills and those hideous numbers that never seem to get any lower. It’s time to kiss that debt goodbye!
Getting rid of high debt will take hard work, willpower and the determination to see it through until the end, but it is doable. Here, we’ve outlined six steps to help you start crushing debt

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Beware of Lottery Scams!

Beware of Lottery Scams!

Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but scammers enjoy turning the dreams of others into nightmares. Lottery and sweepstakes scams are always popular, and often catch victims unaware by promising incredible wins and appearing to be from authentic sources. Let’s take a look at lottery scams, how they play out and how to avoid falling victim.

How the scams
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Vote For Diamond Valley in the 2021 Courier and Press Reader's Choice Awards

Vote for Diamond Valley in the 2021 Courier and Press Reader's Choice Awards
Category: Credit Union News
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Your Complete Guide to Buying a Motorcycle

Your Complete Guide to Buying a Motorcycle

If you’re ready to purchase your first motorcycle, you’re likely thrilled — and more than a little overwhelmed. There are so many factors to consider and dozens of choices you’ll need to make before you pull the clutch. It can all get confusing, fast!
No worries; Diamond Valley is here to help. We’ve compiled a step-by-step guide for buying a

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7 Reasons to Buy an RV or Campervan

7 Reasons to Buy an RV or Campervan

If you’re thinking of road-tripping your summer getaway, think RVs. Recreational vehicles and their close cousin, campervans, are growing increasingly popular as more families hit the road for a true American adventure that’s easier on the wallet and heavy on the fun. When purchasing an RV, you can go all out with a fully loaded luxury vehicle, or go the less

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Your Complete Guide to Secure Mobile Banking

Your Complete Guide to Secure Mobile Banking

In response to the rise of mobile banking scams, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently published new guidance

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