TwinStar in the Community

TwinStar in the Community is your source for volunteering and donation opportunities in the communities we serve in Oregon and Washington. Plus we'll be sharing the great things that TwinStar employees are doing in the places where they work and live.

Suspicious Text? Do Not Respond

Posted on April 21, 2014

Olympia area financial institutions are reporting that fraudulent text messages are being sent to clients and prospects stating that a debit or credit card has been deactivated or suspended. The message then asks for a call to a fraudulent phone number and people are asked for card numbers and other sensitive information.

TwinStar Credit Union has not been impacted and TwinStar members have not been targeted – but if we’ve learned one thing it’s that fraudsters are nothing if not persistent. While we do communicate with members via text, we will never send you a text asking you to provide sensitive information like a credit card number or your social security number. So, if you receive a suspicious text – Do Not Respond!

Thanks for taking a moment to read this message. There is more information on our website here about keeping your personal information safe and secure.

Join us at the Nisqually Home and Garden Show April 26 & 27

Posted on April 18, 2014

Get a head start on the gardening season. Join TwinStar Credit Union at the Yelm Home & Garden Show at the Yelm High School campus Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27 from 9 am – 4 pm. Parking and Admission are FREE!

For more information visit nisquallyhomeshow.com

Don’t miss the Clark Public Utilities Home and Garden Idea Fair April 25-27

Posted on April 18, 2014

Looking for home improvement and gardening ideas? Don’t miss the Clark Public Utilities Home and Garden Idea Fair at the Clark County Event Center April 25-27. There will be hundreds of vendors, a plant sale, showcases, presentations, and activities for the kids. The show runs 9am – 6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am – 5pm Sunday. Admission is Free and parking is $6.00. Canned or boxed non-perishable food items or donations to Operation Warm Heart will be accepted at the door.

For more information, visit www.clarkpublicutilities.com.

Security Notice: About the Heartbleed security bug

Posted on April 9, 2014

You may have been hearing in the news about a newly discovered security issue with some websites. We would like to assure our Members that we do not use the afflicted software for our secure sites, including Online Banking. You can rest assured that your Online Banking is and was secure.

The vulnerability, referred to as "Heartbleed" affects one type of SSL encryption, the software that provides the "s" in "https" for secure websites. SSL encrypts the data between you and the website you are visiting and keeps it private.

To read more about this security bug and find out what you can do to protect yourself, go to NPR.org.

Save to Win is back and better than ever

Posted on April 1, 2014

Save To Win is a special savings certificate that helps you build your savings while also giving you the chance to win an annual prize of $5,000, plus monthly prizes up to $5,000. Each $25 deposit into this certificate helps you build your savings and gets you another chance to win - up to 10 chances every month! That's up to 120 entries into the annual prize drawing. All the money you deposit into your Save to Win account is yours. It’s a win-win situation!

With a Save To Win account you can make deposits all throughout the year. The minimum amount required to open the account is $25. You will receive raffle entries for every $25 that is deposited. For complete rules, stop by any TwinStar Credit Union location or visit www.savetowin.org to learn more about Save to Win.

You may open this certificate anytime from now until March 2015. The earlier you start, the better your chances will be to win prizes! If you have any questions, contact us at 1.800.258.3115.