Online Safety and Fraud Center
4/15/2014: Heartbleed Bug
OnGuard Online: Government website
Basic Tips to Protecting Your Money and Identity:
- Trust your gut. If something doesn't feel right, it most likely is not.
- If in doubt about an "offer" -- just hit "delete" or simply hang up.
- Have a question? Call your credit union. As ICCU says, "no financial question is too silly"
- Not all websites are legitimate, although it appear to be safe, it may not be. Click carefully.
- Monitor your ICCU account -- daily if possible, using "It'sMe247"
Spot Fake Payments in Mailbox: AARP Article titled "Reality Check" by Sid Kirchheimer
Students and ID theft
Young people, under the age of 25, are the fastest growing segment of the US population to have their identity stolen. Encourage the young people in your life to review their credit report for free. ICCU will also help, just stop by the Isabella Road office for a FREE CREDIT REPORT REVIEW with a loan officer -- it takes about 20 minutes.
Placing a Fraud Alert on Your Credit Report; The resource, "Take Charge: Fighting Back Against ID Theft" (left) offers step-by-step instructions on page five regarding how to place a fraud alert on your credit report, and review your credit report.