theft is a serious crime and the nation's fastest-growing offense. FMCU is here for its members by offering some valuable
advise on how to safeguard your personal and financial records
from fraud and what to do if you become a victim.
NOT TO BE A VICTIM
WHAT TO DO IF YOU FALL VICTIM:
- In case of lost or stolen checks or debit card notify us immediately.
is now available and you can stop your statement from being
mailed. Because of internet fraud, we suggest you install
and regularly update a virus protection software.
give anyone your MasterCard® Debit PIN number or PASSWORD. Don't carry
them with you either, memorize them.
against "Phishing". Never provide your personal
information to an unsolicited request whether by phone or
internet. FMCU will not ask for personal or account information
from you unless you initiate the contact.
your account statements regularly to ensure all charges
all suspicious contacts to the Federal Trade Commission
by internet www.consumer.gov/idtheft or phone 1-877-IDTHEFT.
your Credit Union immediately and alert us of the situation. Also
contact the Police Department and file a report.
you have disclosed sensitive information you should contact
all three major credit bureaus and place an alert on your
file, this will help prevent thieves from opening new accounts in your name.