Protect Yourself From Fraud

Security is incredibly important to us at Educators Credit Union. We want to do everything within our power to help you protect your information from fraud attempts.

Here are some simple steps you can take to keep your sensitive information safe:

  • Be suspicious of any email requesting or demanding immediate action. Scammers take advantage of you by making you act before you have time to think.
  • Avoid clicking on links in emails, especially if it’s requesting private information or is unsolicited. Instead, close the email and visit the company’s website yourself.
  • Only use your login or sensitive information in secure and familiar environments. Don’t share this in an email, text or phone call that was unsolicited.
  • If you click on a link that takes you to a company’s website, look carefully at the URL, website colors and the content. Any unusual changes or differences should be an immediate red flag.

We hope these tips will go a long way to keeping your personal and sensitive information safe.

Educators Credit Union is always working to empower you to take security into your own hands. One excellent tool is our Ctrl™ app. Download Ctrl today and use it to instantly turn your Educators cards on or off, set spending limitations, and get notifications about purchases.



2 thoughts on “Protect Yourself From Fraud

  1. Some additional, and more detailed security ideas! What you offer is what everybody offers.

    5. Have different passwords for different secure accounts. None should be duplicated!
    6. Change your most used secure passwords at least once per year.
    7. Keep all passwords in a secure vault (like mac password keeper or a commercial one), not your desk drawer! Password vaults are easy to use and secure (I have over 260 different passwords). Good password vaults will let you share your passwords between your computer, your iPad and your phone. What you use/enter in one is shared with all your devices registered.
    8. Keep a watch on your credit card statements for unauthorized purchases (I just had two on one of my cards last month).
    9. Put password protection on everyday use of your bank account, so the teller has to ask YOU for it before any transaction takes place.

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