With recent retail hacking under investigation, comes the next wave of cyber-attacks that could affect your personal information. Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Phishers are very good at making fraud LOOK real, so even the most diligent member can get caught in the schemes. So how do you know what is real and what is not? (more…)
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NCACU has learned that phishing e-mails are being sent out that appear to be from Target. These e-mails play on the fears of the public that they may have had their card compromised. As a precaution, we want our cardholders aware of this potential threat and remind you to proceed with caution if you receive an e-mail from Target. Do NOT open any links that may be included in these e-mails as that could potentially allow additional access to their personal information. (more…)
You may have heard the news…Target suffered a data breach. Some of our members who conducted debit/credit card transactions at Target between November 28 and December 15 may be among the reported 40 million Target customers who are victims the card data breach. NCACU is responding to this report and will notify members whose information was compromised. With this particular case, we encourage all members to be especially diligent in monitoring transactions being made on your account. Log in to It’s Me 24/7 to review transactions as they occur. If you notice something out of the ordinary–please contact the credit union immediately for dispute information. As always–you SHOULD NEVER–EVER–give out your account information and we will never call you for your account information!
Three worthy students were chosen as winners of the NCACU Scholarship for 2013. Theresa Andrews of Grayling is a student at Kirtland Community College studying Health Information Technology; Rebeckah Goltz of Sterling is a student at Eastern Michigan University studying Anthropology and History; and Camren Wilson of Grayling is a student at Central Michigan University majoring in Psychology and Leadership. (more…)