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How to Keep Your Cards Safe in the Digital Age

Technology has made huge advancements in the last few decades. While these improvements are exciting, they also bring new challenges and security risks. With increased cell phone usage, social media, and online shopping, fraudsters are finding more and more ways to steal our information. And as if that wasn’t enough, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has now

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New Online and Mobile Banking Platform

We are excited to announce that our home banking site and mobile app has been upgraded and refreshed. New features will include: Touch ID or PIN authentication View balances and account activity Make deposits with a snap of your camera Bill pay and person-to-person payments Transfer funds Personalize your app Branch and ATM locations Chat

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Identity Theft

  Did you know, on average someone becomes a victim of identity theft every two seconds in the United States? Identity theft occurs when someone uses your Personal Identifiable Information; such as your name, social security number, or birthdate to impersonate you. Identity thieves can use your stolen information to access bank or investment accounts,

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Common Scams & How to Protect Yourself

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The busy holiday season is now upon us, or as your WWFCU Financial Gurus refer to it, “The Scam Season!” With Christmas festivities in full swing, and everyone busy deciding which presents to buy, the scammers are hard at work. They are constantly learning new techniques and

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How to Avoid Fraud and Protect Yourself

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about fraud these days, including from everyone here at WWFCU. That’s because dealing with fraud is an ongoing process. Here are several tips and recommendations to help you avoid fraud and protect yourself: Monitor Your Credit Check Your Credit Report – Stay on top of fraud by knowing what’s

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6 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early

About a third of Americans wait till the last two weeks of the deadline to file their taxes. If you’re one of the procrastinators, you may want to change things up this year and file early. Here are six reasons why it pays to file your tax returns early: Quicker Refunds Since most people wait

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Tips to Help Protect Yourself from Fraud

You wouldn’t leave your cash or credit cards out in public for anyone to use, would you? These days you need to protect yourself and your money from thieves and hackers in all you do. The smarter technology becomes, the savvier thieves are becoming as well. The amount of credit card numbers being exposed to

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Dealing with Identity Theft

If you receive a collection notice concerning an account that is unfamiliar to you, you should not ignore it.  Someone may have stolen your identity and used it to fraudulently obtain credit in your name.  This happened to me in 1998. The scheme generally works as follows. Someone, likely part of a ring, gets ahold

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Tips for Preventing Identity Theft

Identity thieves steal your personal information to commit fraud. They can damage your credit status and cost you time and money restoring your good name. To reduce your risk of becoming a victim, follow the tips below: Don’t carry your Social Security card in your wallet or write it on your checks. Only give out

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7 Ways to Protect Yourself from ID Theft

ID theft: It’s still a Problem Identity theft is everywhere. Turn on your TV, and you’ll see “special reports” on how to prevent it. Turn on the radio, and hear ads for services pledging to protect you from it. Search for it on Google, and you get 140 million results. In fact, according to a

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