woman hiding her PIN on an ATM
Scammers are very active during weekends and long holidays, taking advantage of credit union closures and travelers. Unfortunately, they are often successful.
Pensive man checking his online bank account
Protect yourself and those you love. In a recent scam targeting cash-strapped millennials, fraudsters are once again cashing in on people’s naivety and goodwill. This time they’re using social media to make it happen.
Scams to watch out for
Riiiing! You race for the landline, but the caller has already hung up—after just one ring. How rude! You thumb through the Caller ID, poised to give your mysterious caller a ring back when you note the strange area code.
Woman looking nervous and concerned
The situation is becoming all too common: you receive a call while out shopping or perhaps during dinner. Perhaps you don’t recognize the number, but the person on the line identifies themselves as an employee of your financial institution. They speak urgently—there’s a problem with your account.
Stock image of a young woman looking out a window
We’re seeing a rise in a new scam targeting teens and young adults in our area. This extremely damaging scam mainly works when a fraudster takes advantage of a victim’s naivety and commits fraud in the victim’s name.
Switch to a LoginID
TwinStar Credit Union members can now change their online and mobile device login credentials to include a Login ID instead of account number. It is a security best practice to have a Login ID as opposed to account number in order to protect your online identity.
What is a Virus? A Virus is a malicious software program that exists on local disk drives and spreads from one computer to another through sharing of "infected" files.
If you have five, ten, twenty computer passwords or more, you may be risking your online security with inadequate passwords. Take a minute to review a few brief tips for safer passwords: Long. The length of your password is the most important security factor.