Security After the Shopping Season (And Beyond)
1/1/2018

Keeping your information safe

 
Now that the holidays have come and gone, fraudsters are taking advantage of the information stolen during the peak of shopping season this year, both in stores and online. But, there are other avenues to consider to maintain your financial security. Awareness and education are key to avoiding scammers! Here are a few ways to help keep your information safe. 

Stay Smart to Stay Secure!
  • Stay on top of your transactions by monitoring your account closely, and report suspicious activity to the credit union immediately. Consider signing up for our email alerts.
  • Think before you click! Not only does this pertain to emails, but be wary of online ads, applications, eGreeting cards and more. Cybercriminals mimic legitimate content making it difficult to detect, so look out for slightly altered URLs.
  • Don’t trust a site or name you don’t know and don’t fall for the too-good-to-be-true prices.
  • Avoid donating to a charity via phone.
  • Ensure home computers, laptops, and tablets are protected with antivirus, anti-spyware and a firewall.
  • Look for ATM and gas pump tampering, skimmers, or shimmers. Do not use the ATM or gas pump if you suspect tampering.
 
We’re here for you!
As always, CFCU is here for you. If you ever suspect fraud or have concerns or questions regarding your account, talk to us right away. Visit any of our branch locations or give us a call to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable representative. We look forward to serving you!
 
Source: CUNA Mutual Group (2017, November 28). Help Employees & Members Prepare for Holiday Scams. Retrieved from https://www.cunamutual.com/resource-library/credit-union-protection/secure/risk-alerts-library/risk-alert-items/scams/20171128-help-employees-and-members-prepare-for-holiday-scams?utm_source=cunamutual&utm_medium=email&utm_content=PRC&utm_campaign=risk_alert.