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:
Beware of Calls from the Social Security Administration
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently reported that scammers are calling people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) in an attempt to get personal information. The thieves then use that information to commit identity theft. Some of these scammers are pretty advance even being able to spoof the SSA phone number on caller id. Consumers have reported these scammers say they need to “verify” their social security numbers or their bank accounts will be frozen. Don’t fall for these scams. Below is a link to a helpful tip sheet from the FTC.
FTC Tip Sheet
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.