At Insight Credit Union, the security of member information is a priority. Every day, unscrupulous individuals are busy developing new scams targeting the unsuspecting public and one of the best ways to avoid fraud is to become an educated consumer. Our Security Center offers a variety of valuable materials regarding information security. Be sure to check back often as content is updated regularly.
With technology becoming ever more sophisticated, it’s becoming
easier for our financial information to get into the wrong hands and
potentially wreck our credit. Knowing this, it’s important to take every
precaution we can to keep our information safe. Here are some tips to keep in
mind in order to keep your credit safe.
- Keep your credit cards
safe. Store your
cards in a secure wallet or purse. After making a purchase, immediately
return your card to that place.
- Don’t allow websites to
“remember” your card number. Only
let secure payment portals, like Google Pay and PayPal, remember your card
number. An even better practice is to never check the “remember card
number” box for any site or portal.
- Be wary when shopping
online. Before using
your credit card online, verify the site’s security and that the URL is
authentic—there’s an “s” after the “http” in the web address, and a lock
icon as well.
- Report lost or stolen cards immediately. The
sooner you report a missing card, the less liability you’ll have for
fraudulent charges made with your card.
- Review your monthly bill. Always look through your monthly
statement to check for suspicious account activity.
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