The FTC points out that 147 million people are entitled to benefits under the recent settlement of the September 2017 Equifax data breach. Continue reading FTC Advice for Equifax Data Breach Victims
When 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®
Financial education is an important goal of DCCU and we like to cover a variety of topics. To help educate our members on chip technology, we put together a “Best Practice” checklist. Continue reading Stay Safe: Chip Card Best Practice Checklist
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
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
Have you ever received the infamous “Urgent Notice” letter in your mailbox? No doubt you have. Read it and you’ll likely be confused as to what exactly is going on and who sent the postcard or letter. Continue reading Important Info About The Infamous URGENT NOTICE!
Online banking is amazing, isn’t it? Just 15 years ago, we had to physically enter a bank to do any sorts of transactions. Now we carry around a digital teller in our pocket, able to make deposits, transfers, and even external ACH transactions with the click of a button.
But with great power comes great responsibility, right? Yes, it’s easier than ever for us to access our banking information, but it’s also easier than ever for hackers to gain access to that information. Continue reading 10 Essential Security Measures To Keep Your Online Banking Safe In 2017
Remember that organizing phase we went through last summer? We had our post-it notes, markers, boxes, and piles of papers. After a little time and lots of elbow grease, we streamlined our files and purged everything we didn’t need. All that paper shredding and it keeps coming back! So, it’s time to revisit our work and perform a little annual upkeep. Continue reading The Paper Shredding Party Continues This Summer!
So far, we’ve extensively covered how to recognize, prevent and deal with identity theft. However, there’s one less common, more troubling aspect of the topic to cover: identity theft of children. Continue reading Identity Theft Of Children – What You Need To Know
Sometimes, even when you follow all of the precautionary steps, identity theft happens. That may sound scary, but unfortunately it’s true. As previously mentioned, last year identity theft cost Americans roughly $1.7 billion, leading the Federal Trade Commission to receive the most identity theft complaints in its history.
The good news is that since identity theft is such a regular occurrence, Wisconsin credit unions are very familiar with the steps you should immediately take if you become a victim — or even if you simply suspect it. Continue reading Identity Theft: What Does A Wisconsin Credit Union Victim Do?