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Fraud can be scary!

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Fraud can be scary!

But, being prepared can help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud. Here are five tips to help keep your accounts and personal information safe:

  1. Set up two-factor authentication as soon as possible. For information on setting up multifactor authentication, click here.
  2. If someone calls, texts or emails you and asks for your account number, security word, username, password or ID, verify that these unsolicited calls are legitimate. Remember, Educators will never ask for your personal information through an email, text message or an outgoing call to you.
  3. Protect your Educators credit and debit cards with the CardValet® app from Educators. Turn your debit and credit cards on and off, receive instant notifications and implement spending restrictions. Visit www.ecu.com/cardvalet for more information.
  4. Be wary of schemes that promise quick or easy money, especially if they are unsolicited.
  5. If someone requests that you download an app to fix issues on your phone or one that allows them access to your device, be extremely cautious of a request like this.

Be diligent and take caution to keep yourself safe from fraud. When in doubt, please contact Educators Credit Union directly, we are here to help you.

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