Lincoln Park Community CU Press | April 2020
News & Updates from
Lincoln Park Community Credit Union
The monthly email newsletter from your Lincoln Park Community Credit Union to keep you in-the-know on specials and local community news.
More Scams Emerge During COVID-19
Unfortunately, there are scammers who work to take advantage of us during times of crisis to commit fraud. As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads, so have the instances of scams and fraud, cheating people out of their hard-earned money during this very difficult time.

We want to keep you safe, so here are the latest frauds and scams to look out for, according to the Federal Trade Commission, and how to avoid them:

  • Phishing scams via texts, emails, or phone calls claiming to be from the government regarding stimulus checks. Don't respond to any of these.
  • Offers for vaccinations or home test kits. Ignore these offers, as they are no products proven to treat or prevent COVID-19 during this time.
  • Illegal robocalls pitching everything from low-priced health insurance to work-at-home schemes. Ignore these robocalls.
  • Emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and/or the World Health Organization. Don't click on links from unfamiliar sources. Use sites like coronavirus.gov and usa.gov/coronavirus to get the latest information.
  • Solicitations for donations. Do your homework on the solicitations and never donate in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money.

For more information on Coronavirus scams, please visit: consumer.ftc.gov

NOW is the perfect time to refinance your home at a lower rate!
With historically low rates, there has never been a better time to refinance your home mortgage loan.

Refinancing your mortgage can save you big over the term of your mortgage with a lower interest rate and payment OR can help you pay off your home more quickly by refinancing for a shorter loan term!

Our mortgage partner, Mortgage Center, is here to help you find the refinance solution that will best fit your needs.

Visit Mortgage Center or call 800-353-4449 for more information, current rate specials, or to apply online or over the phone.
Your home's equity has SO MANY uses!
One of the many products we offer to our members is Home Equity Loans. These are loans that allow you to borrow against the equity in your home for things that you'd like to do, whether it's:

  • Remodeling your kitchen
  • Consolidating consumer debt
  • Cover large unexpected expenses instead of using high-interest credit card

We partner with Mortgage Center to help with all of your Home Equity Lending needs. Home equity loans are offered with a fixed interest rate and low rates and fees. Mortgage Center makes applying easy using an online loan application that streamlines the process from start-to-finish.

Visit Mortgage Center or call 800-353-4449 for more information, current rate specials, or to apply online or over the phone.
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