Identity Protection

ATM safety tips you need to know

ATM safety is something we often take for granted. We drive up to use the ATM to either withdraw cash or make a deposit and assume that there is no risk or chance of foul play.

ATMs are such a part of our everyday lives that it can be easy to feel a false sense of security, but it’s important to be mindful of potential risks. Keep the following ATM safety tips in mind the next time you use one. Read more…

Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Identity Protection

How can you prevent identity theft on mobile devices? Our top tips.

Smartphones and tablets help us work, plan activities, and shop on the go, but as mobile buying and banking become more popular, consumers are becoming more vulnerable to identity fraud. So how can you prevent identity theft on your mobile devices? Here are some simple ways to keep your identity and information safe from hackers, particularly when it comes to these increasingly popular gadgets.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Identity Protection, Resources

Top tips for protecting yourself from ID theft this holiday season

For many people, the holidays can be a whirlwind – from finding the perfect gift to confirming travel plans for family gatherings. Unfortunately, the increased consumer shopping and travel during the holidays also presents the perfect opportunity for identity thieves to swipe your personal information and use it for their own profit. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to keep this from happening to you.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Identity Protection

The road to recovery: What to do when your identity is stolen

In a world where information changes hands with the simple click of a mouse, our identities are now vulnerable to a nearly infinite range of threats. If your identity is compromised, you may notice unrecognizable charges on your credit card statement or checks written in your name that you don’t remember writing. Or you might receive a call from your credit union with questions about suspicious charges or withdrawals. Learning that your identity may have been stolen can be a frightening experience, but the following steps will help to get your identity back in your hands.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor