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Welcome to United Heritage Credit Union's Security Center. In this area, we provide information concerning the latest security threats and helpful tips to protect yourself and your finances.

Mexican ATM Scam Warning

Posted on October 17, 2015 Security Center 0 comments

Security experts have recently discovered a scam in which hackers are retrofitting ATMs in a number of tourist destinations along Mexico's Caribbean coast with devices that can wirelessly steal card data.

Scam Alert: Calls with 876 Area Code

Posted on June 12, 2015 Security Center 0 comments

Beware of phone calls you receive with the 876 area code as this is a Jamaican number where many telemarketing scams originate.

Cybersecurity Breach Impacts Federal Employees

Posted on June 5, 2015 Security Center 0 comments

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently became aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems that may have compromised the personal information of current and former Federal employees. While the recent security breach at the OPM hasn't directly impacted United Heritage Credit Union, it's possible that members who are or were Federal employees may have been impacted. The OPM will send notifications to affected employees by June 19, 2015.

NCUA Website Scam Warning

Posted on April 27, 2015 Security Center 0 comments

Fake websites have surfaced with a logo and design similar to that of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). These imposter sites attempt to convince consumers to provide their sensitive personal information, such as Social Security Number, or to transfer large amounts of money. It's been reported that consumers have also received emails from the "National Credit Union" website, which is not affiliated in any way with the NCUA. The NCUA warns all credit union members to be on the lookout for bogus websites and emails posing as the federal agency.

Romance Scams Revisited

Posted on March 31, 2015 Security Center 0 comments

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Each year the popularity of online dating increases, the more people become susceptible to online dating scams. Yet, scammers who troll such social sites use the same-old tactics to swindle their victims that they've employed since the inception of internet dating. So, the best way to protect yourself is to understand how the scams work and recognize the signs early. As a refresher on how to avoid online dating scams, here's information we posted last March about romance scams.

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