INTERVIEW: Credit Union, law enforcement team up in Fraud Squad

How a crime-fighting partnership involving police agencies and a credit union can protect citizens and businesses.
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 12:12 PM CDT|Updated: May. 16, 2022 at 5:15 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Local law enforcement agencies are joining forces with a credit union to protect the public from scammers. This follows a spike in financial fraud reported to law enforcement in recent years. Verve, a Credit Union, says Americans lost nearly $6 billion to scammers in 2021.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and both Appleton and Fox Crossing police departments are working together with Verve, a Credit Union, to educate people on how to protect their money. To get people’s and businesses’ attention, Verve, a Credit Union, released a movie-style trailer for its new “Fraud Squad” initiative (you can watch that video below).

Action 2 News at 4:30 anchor Chris Roth talks with Verve’s Jordan Destree about the inspiration for the crime-fighting partnership and with Winnebago County Deputy Peter Ehlert about how this is different from what police agencies are already doing to protect consumers and address financial crimes.

To learn more about protecting your finances -- or if you’re a business or law enforcement agency interested in joining the Fraud Squad -- visit the Fraud Squad website.

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