Protect Yourself

Debit Cards

We are now using a new security procedure due to an increase in attempted fraudulent transactions. We have restricted all international transactions except for those from our members who have notified us that they are traveling to foreign countries. We are also monitoring all transactions within the United States for unusual activity. Please let us know whenever you will be traveling outside of New England so that we can make an exception for your debit card and monitor the transactions to better protect you and your account.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter,
The Staff

ATM Scams

Unfortunately ATM scams are still on the rise and increasing daily. Not only are foreign devices being attached to the outside of ATM machines in order to steal information off of the magnetic strips on the backs of ATM cards, but now thieves are placing cameras inside of ATM vestibules. With the cameras trained on the ATM keypad, they are stealing pin numbers and making counterfeit cards. We recommend that you inspect any ATM machine that you are about to use for signs of tape, glue, paste or anything indicating a foreign device is or was attached to the ATM. If you have any concerns or questions about any "suspicious" activity with any ATM withdrawals that you have made or attempted, please feel free to call the credit union immediately or to report a card lost or stolen call 1-800-554-8969.

Scams/Fraud Education and Resources

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.  This link will direct you to their site regarding scams and fraud.

MyMoney.gov: Scams/Fraud

Free Credit Report Access

This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

AnnualCreditReport.com

NCUA - MyCreditUnion.gov
 

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) website that offers a one-stop toolbox of educational information and personal finance tips designed to help individuals in making smart financial decisions and better choices for their money.  The website also contains background information on the credit union sysem.

MyCreditUnion.gov