PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT

Visit www.onguardonline.gov for valuable information regarding ID Theft.

EW#22 Federal Credit Union will never initiate a request for sensitive information via e-mail or text messaging (e.g. Social Security number, PINs, passwords or account numbers). If you receive any e-mail or a text message that request this type of sensitive information, contact us to verify its authenticity. DO NOT respond directly back to these.

  • Never respond to an unsolicited e-mail that asks you for personal financial information.
  • Never click on any link in an e-mail you believe is fraudulent.
  • Do not be intimidated by an e-mail or caller who suggest dire consequences if you do not immediately provide or verify information.
  • If there is concern, telephone the organization using a number that you know to be valid.
  • Use the Federal Trade Commission website, www.onguardonline.gov. Consumers can take interactive quizzes designed to enlighten them about identity theft, phishing, spam and online-shopping scams. Elsewhere on the site, consumers can find detailed guidance on how to monitor their credit histories, use effective passwords and recover from identity theft.

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