Debit Card Do’s and Don’ts  – A Safety Checklist

DCCU debit card MastercardDebit cards – the modern payment convenience item that makes purchasing any item or service so much easier than using cash or writing a check. Many of us have been using them for so long it’s not even a second thought. While some folks are new to this method and are still learning.

No matter which camp you’re in, there is good reason to review the do’s and don’ts regarding your debit card, as well as common practices to protect yourself from fraud. Continue reading Debit Card Do’s and Don’ts  – A Safety Checklist

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How To Keep Your Private Information Safe

woman looking at laptop protecting personal informationWhat exactly is “private or confidential information?” That can be a difficult question. People often use the term “confidential information” when referring to personally identifiable information (PII). But all PII doesn’t necessarily have to be kept confidential. So what are we talking about specifically? Continue reading How To Keep Your Private Information Safe

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Unwrapping the Car Wrap Check Fraud Scam

Smart, educated and cautious Wisconsinites come into DCCU branches regularly to question if an amazing offer is legit or not. Let’s expand on a familiar phrase: If it seems too good to be true, it is… a scam! However, dreams of easy money or lottery winnings make us doubt our instincts, in the hopes of a surprise windfall. Continue reading Unwrapping the Car Wrap Check Fraud Scam

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Identity Theft Protection with DCCU’s Debit Mastercard®

man at cafe worried about ID TheftWhen your identity is stolen thieves use your personal, confidential information to steal your money through various channels. This can be disastrous to your personal finances and your credit report. Imagine finding out someone has opened bank accounts and loans under your social security number or obtained medical services (racking up bills) in your name or even your child’s. Continue reading Identity Theft Protection with DCCU’s Debit Mastercard®

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Best Credit Card and Debit Card Security App: CardValet

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Feel secure with CardValet

Though credit card companies and financial institutions continue to get better at keeping our financial and personal information secure, we’re all still at risk of having our cards and/or identities stolen. CardValet is the security boost you need. Continue reading Best Credit Card and Debit Card Security App: CardValet

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Protect Yourself From Fraud In 2018

What can you do to protect yourself from identity theft? Unfortunately, we live in a time when identity theft and fraud are running rampant. Almost every month we hear of major security breaches, with companies like Yahoo, Uber, Equifax, and Dropbox all compromised. When these types of breaches occur, millions of usernames and passwords are hacked, often resulting in identity theft and fraud.

So what can you do to protect yourself in 2018? What steps can you take to ensure that you don’t get hacked? Continue reading Protect Yourself From Fraud In 2018

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