Post Category: Data Security

September 28th, 2017 Data Security

Online Scams Involving Gift Cards on the Rise

According to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center’s statistics,from  January to June 2017 there have been hundreds of victims who have lost more than $6 million to online scams involving the purchase of music and other gift cards. These schemes include employment/opportunity scams, romance scams, ransomware scams, tax frauds, and various other online scams. Unfortunately, some […]

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September 27th, 2017 Data Security, News

Tips for Consumers: What to do Post-Breach

Data breaches pose a potential risk to consumers in the form of identity theft, account takeover and fraud when personal and sensitive information is compromised. The following are tips for consumers to consider in reducing the risk or impact of data breaches. Place a Security Freeze on Credit Reports A security freeze protects against identity […]

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January 18th, 2017 Data Security

The Latest Online Threat To Home Buyers, Lenders

WASHINGTON–Credit unions and their members have another online threat to guard against—having home downpayments stolen. According to a number of sources, online criminals are increasingly impersonating real estate agents online in order to get buyers to send funds to offshore accounts. As part of the scam hackers penetrate real estate agents’ emails and monitor communications […]

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November 22nd, 2016 Data Security

Be Safe and Smart While Shopping Online

You probably think you know the score when it comes to online shopping, but you have to remember scammers are usually one step ahead. While the Internet makes many everyday tasks faster and more convenient, like shopping, banking, and communicating on the go, it’s important to be safe, secure, and responsible online. Here are some […]

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June 15th, 2016 Data Security

Fraud Prevention Tips

Here are some practical tips to help you avoid fraud online. Do not share your online banking credentials. You should never have to give out your online banking credentials to receive a deposit. Please call the credit union immediately if you have shared your credentials with anyone. We require Multifactor Authentication to log in to […]

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May 23rd, 2016 Data Security

Data Breaches: What You Need to Know

With so many merchant data breaches in the news, we want you to know that Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union is ready to help if your personal or financial data is ever compromised. We take service to our members seriously and will do everything we can to ensure that action is taken – quickly – […]

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January 25th, 2016 Data Security

NCUA Posts ID Theft Resources for Consumers

New resources are available from the National Credit Union Administration to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft and take action if they believe they have been victimized. According to the NCUA, more than 17.5 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014, which resulted in more than $15 billion in losses. The NCUA […]

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February 5th, 2015 Data Security

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield warns of “phishing” scam

Indiana residents who may have been impacted by the cyber-attack against Anthem should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former Anthem members. These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as “phishing”) are designed to appear as if they are from Anthem. The emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring. […]

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April 29th, 2014 Data Security

New Security Threat Targets Internet Explorer

Please be advised that the Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning regarding a new security flaw discovered in all versions of Internet Explorer and has recommended using another web browser such has Firefox or Chrome until a fix is available. While access to all ETFCU websites using Internet Explorer remains secure, this flaw […]

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