Password Security Tips
You can put yourself at risk if you use the same password
for every account you have. If a criminal
obtains access to your login information, they can easily attempt the same
password for other accounts you may have.
Set a strong password that consists of a minimum of 8 to 12 characters
containing both upper and lower case letters, at least one number and at least
one unique characters such as *, @, #, $, %, !, etc.
Trying to remember a strong password for multiple accounts
can be mentally exhausting. A tip to
remember a strong password for each account is to include the first three
letters to the end or beginning of your strong password you’ll remember. For example, if your strong password that you
created is 1982*TLC# and you have an account at Macy’s, you can set your
password for Macy’s to be either MAC1982*TLC# or 1982*TLC#MAC. As long as you use the same pattern at each website
you have a log in for, you’ll be able to have both a strong password that is
unique yet easy for you to remember.
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September 12, 2011 Smishing Scam Alert
In the last few days, credit unions from around the country have reported their members are receiving bogus text message (smishing) alerts. The text message indicates it is from Credit Union Services and advises the member to call the number provided in the text message to have their card reactivated. This is a scam as no credit union would ever ask a member for this type of information using text messaging.
ZuesBot makes its rounds through Credit Unions
Fraudsters are using the telephone and direct mail to entice U.S. consumers to buy chances in high-stakes foreign lotteries from as far away as Australia and Europe.
Vishing is a type of fraudulent activity that occurs over Internet phone systems.
Criminals are using fraudulent emails that may reach you in search of personal financial information. This type of fraud is know as phishing and is targeting consumers everywhere.
To protect your account, we monitor your ATM and debit card transactions for potentially fraudulent activity.
If you believe you have received a fraudulent message over the Internet, report the message to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.