In the United States in 2009, 11.1 million people became victims of identity theft, accumulating a total cost of $54 billion. (Fight Identity Theft)
What we are doing to protect you:
- Verified by VISA – This is a program that helps protect you when using your debit or credit card for online transactions.
- Debit Card Fraud Monitoring – If unusual transactions are occurring on your VISA debit card, you will receive a call from our debit card processing company, Vantiv, to verify that these transactions are yours so your card can promptly be blocked in the event of fraud.
- Informed Staff – We keep our staff up to date of current scams so that they are able to help you identify a fraud situation.
What you can do to protect yourself:
- Sign up for SHERPA – Full-service identity protection plan, offered through Corry Federal Credit Union. Create an account, select a monthly plan, and know SHERPA will monitor your important information for you and alert you if there is a threat.
- Become Educated – Check out these sites to learn more about how to manage your money, financial fraud, scams, and identity theft.
- Money Management tools
- Federal Trade Commission - ID Theft
- Fight Identity Theft
- National Consumer's League's Fraud Center
- National Check Fraud Center
- Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
- Virus Myths
- Keep Personal Information Personal – Do not give out your personal information over the phone or internet to unknown parties.
- Ask Questions – Contact the credit union if you are unsure if you are being scammed.