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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.

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.

NCUA Text Scam

Posted on March 26, 2015 Security Center 0 comments

More than 40 consumers around the country have received a scam phone text message purporting to use a National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) phone number, the agency announced Wednesday, March 26, 2015.

Protect Your Router

Posted on February 27, 2015 Security Center 0 comments

In order to steal personal information, like Online Banking credentials, scammers are now sending emails including links that change the settings on your internet router if clicked. Attacks such as this often bypass antivirus software, so the security breach can go undetected for a long period of time. It is recommended you update the username and password on your wired or wireless router often as a safety precaution.

IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam

Posted on January 16, 2015 Security Center 4 comments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a consumer alert regarding an IRS-impersonation telephone scam. The callers claim to be IRS employees, may know information about you and also alter the caller ID information to make it look like the IRS is actually calling. The scam artists are calling consumers claiming to be IRS employees. The callers may know information about you and also alter the caller ID information to make it look like the IRS is actually calling. In order to thwart these scam attempts, the IRS has provided five tell-tale signs of a scam call.

Dridex Threat: A New Online Banking Malware

Posted on November 21, 2014 Security Center 0 comments

Cyber attackers are stealing online banking users' personal information, account credentials and money through a sophisticated phishing campaign using malicious code called Dridex. What is Dridex and how can you protect yourself from it?

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