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Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

11/28/2022

Identity theft happens to millions of people each year, no matter how high or low their checking account balance. No one is immune. And with over 15.4 million identity theft cases in 2016, it’s one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. Depending on how long the fraudulent activity (that means it’s illegal and done by someone claiming to be another person) has gone on undetected, it can take months or years to sort out the mess and get the victim’s life back on track.

Time isn’t the only cost of identity theft. Victims also suffer two forms of financial loss: direct and indirect. Direct loss is the money stolen or misused by the thief from banking or savings and investment accounts. Indirect loss includes other costs like legal fees, overdraft charges, harm to their credit score, or time missed from work to combat the fraudulent activity. 

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Ownership Matters: The advantages of joining a credit union

Authored By: Paula Nickell on 10/14/2022

What is a credit union and why should you consider joining one? Simple answer – ownership. Credit unions are community-focused financial institutions owned by their members. Why does this matter? Because as an owner, your membership gives you a share in the organization’s profits, driving cost savings directly to you. Credit unions typically offer lower fees, higher savings rates and a more personalized member-service experience. They operate to promote the well-being of their members, improve the financial well-being of their membership base and add value to their communities.

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Arm Yourself Against Fraud

10/13/2022

We have been made aware that members are receiving scam calls from people impersonating Fort Financial employees. The scammers are spoofing the Fort Financial number in the caller ID and telling members that their debit card has fraud on it and that they need to get it shut down. The scammers are telling members that the fraud is happening in Georgia and asking for their account and Social Security numbers in order to get access to their accounts. 

The scammers are then able to access members account once they receive a verification code that allows them to log in. Once they are logged in, they can control the account and send money to another account.

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