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SRI FCU Fraud Monitoring through text available 02/24/2020

Our text alert service allows you to instantly keep tabs on suspicious
card activity.

At SRI Federal Credit Union, we want to make sure that using your debit or credit card is always as safe and convenient as possible. That’s why we use text alerts as part of
our ongoing fraud monitoring program.

 

READ ABOUT THE LATEST IRS SCAMS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently warned taxpayers and tax professionals about a new IRS impersonation scam email.

The email subject line may vary, but according to the IRS, recent examples use phrases like “Automatic Income Tax Reminder” or “Electronic Tax Return Reminder.” The emails include links that are meant to look like the IRS website with details about the taxpayer’s refund, electronic return or tax account. The emails contain a “temporary password” or “one-time password” that purports to grant access to the files. However, these are actually malicious files. Once the malware files are installed on your computer, scammers may be able to secretly download software that tracks every keystroke, giving the bad guys access to information like passwords to your financial accounts.

Fraud Prevention

Our members’ security is a top priority. We’ll never ask you to send us personal information such as an account number, card PIN or your Social Security/Tax ID over email. If you do receive a request like this or any other suspicious phishing email, please forward it to us at connect@srifcu.org.

Equifax data breach image

We are aware that a large data breach has been reported at Equifax with a reported 143 million records affected. Equifax is offering complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services to all US consumers.

There have been a lot of changes behind the scenes at the credit union recently. We have a new chip card machine that instant-issues cards (debit and credit) in our office. Chip cards are also known as EMV (Europay/MasterCard/Visa) cards. They reduce fraud by creating a one-time passcode for every transaction and will also improve acceptance of cards in the United States and abroad.

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