At Widget Financial, we go to great lengths to protect our members. A new scam has started affecting some of our members, and we want to help you stay safe. We want to remind you of information you should never give over the phone.

Information Widget Financial will never ask you for

There are some things Widget Financial will never ask you to give out over the phone. Banking often requires the use of sensitive, personal information, such as your social security number, but you should never release this information over the phone, via text, or email, even if it seems like the person contacting you is from Widget FinancialWe will never call you and ask you to give out the following information: 

  • Credit or debit card PIN. 
  • Online banking username and password. 
  • Account number or routing number. 
  • CVV2 code on the back of your credit or debit card. 
  • Full Social Security number. 
  • Verification code. 

You should never give this information away over the phone, text, or email. You will only need this information when setting up a new account, applying for a loan, or taking out a new credit card. This should be done either in-person at a branch location, or online using the Widget Financial website. Even if a webpage, email, or screenshot has the official Widget Financial logo, it’s always better to act with caution and report it to if you feel that something is wrong. 

What to Do If You Receive a Suspicious Call or Message?

There are several things you can do if you feel you’re being targeted in a spam attack. When you encounter a suspicious email, text, or call, you can always verify that it’s the real thing by calling call Widget Financial directly at (814) 456-6231. Don’t be afraid to contact one of our member service representatives for more information. Be sure to save and copy any information related to the attack, including screenshots of emails, text messages, pop-up windows, and phone numbers. Share this information with Widget Financial, so we can report it to the authorities and better protect our members from spam.