Consumer Security Information
Article of the month Helpful Websites
The best tool against fraud is knowledge!
We have dedicated this page as an educational page about fraud, identity theft prevention, and security tips to help our members. We also have a variety of brochures available at the credit union office on these subjects.
Article of the month:
Christmas Shopping Online? Check Your List Twice and Your Computer Twice
Many people like to do their Christmas shopping online to avoid the hassles of long lines, crowed parking lots, and the chaos of the malls. Surveys show that at least 85% of people do some shopping online for the holidays. You may find some good deals online especially on Cyber Monday. However, beware of cybercriminals waiting to spoil your shopping fun. Below are some tips to help you get your shopping done safely.
Helpful Consumer Websites
- www.annualcreditreport.com - The only official government website where consumers can get their credit reports free on an annual basis.
- www.ftc.gov - Provides consumer advice on a variety of topics including identity theft, online security, the do not call list, and much more. Also, accepts complaints on unfair business practices.
- www.stopthinkconnect.org - Provides advice about online security.
- www.onguardonline.gov - OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.