Looking Out For You

At PSCCU, we are always looking out for you, our members—your financial well-being, as well as your financial and personal safety. So this page is meant as a resource for you to visit from time-to-time to learn about current scams and other security situations surrounding your financial information, as well as how PSCCU plays a role in your protection.

To start off, we want to share a few points with you from our end of protecting your safety, and suggestions to help you do so as well.

  • PSCCU will never sell or share your information with any unnecessary third party companies or vendors
  • We will never ask you for highly sensitive information such as your Social Security Number, account numbers, etc. via email or social media
    • If you receive communication via these channels asking you for this type of information, it's most likely spam and we ask you to contact us directly as soon as possible
  • When you are reaching out to us via email or social media, please do not share highly sensitive information such as your Social Security Number, account numbers, etc.
    • You may share with us your phone number, address, etc. if you are certain you are communicating with us directly via email, but we suggest not listing or sharing any personal information if you are looking to communicate with us via social media. We will directly contact you should we need this kind of information from you.
    • To report any suspected fraud or to notify us before traveling to avoid blocked transactions, please click here to contact us
  • Cyber Security Tips
    • Avoid unkown links and attachments - Be very careful of websites, ads, and emails promoting free or discounted prices, and make sure to not click on any links or attachments you don’t trust.
    • Check for https - When making online purchases, be sure the website is using the “https” protocol to confirm your information is secure.
    • Update Software - Keep all of your anti-virus software, browsers, and plug-ins up to date.
    • Watch out for WiFi - Be wary of the wireless networks you connect to while traveling. Connecting to a compromised network can lead to theft of your credentials and other personal information.
    • Password Protect Devices - Be sure to secure mobile devices with a PIN or password. Devices left un-attended and without a password are easy targets for criminals.
  • At ATMS
    • Be aware of your surroundings
    • If it looks like someone has tampered with the equipment, don’t use it
    • If a suspicious person offers to help you use the ATM, refuse and leave
    • Put your money and ATM card away before you leave the ATM
    • Always avoid showing your cash and always verify that the amount you withdrew or deposited matches the amount printed on your receipt
    • Shred or destroy your ATM receipts before you throw them away
  • For Debit, ATM and Credit Cards
    • Report lost or stolen cards immediately
    • Sign your card on the signature panel as soon as you receive it
    • Don’t leave your credit cards in your car’s glove compartment as a high percentage of credit card thefts are from car glove compartments
    • Keep your cards away from things with magnets, which can erase the information stored on the card’s magnetic strip
  • PIN Safety
    • Never write down your personal identification number (PIN), especially on the back of your card — instead memorize it
    • Don’t write down your account number and PIN and carry it with you because if your wallet or purse is stolen, someone else could have access to your money
    • Never tell anyone your PIN
    • No one from PSCCU, the police or a merchant should ask for your PIN
    • When selecting a PIN, avoid picking a number that is easy for others to guess — for example, your name, telephone number, date of birth, or any simple combination of these
    • When typing in your PIN at the ATM or when making a point-of-sale purchase, cover the number pad so no one near you can see your PIN
    • Change your current PIN from time-to-time to make it more difficult for fraudsters to guess
  • ID Theft & Fraud

NCUA Fraud Prevention Center

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) now provides a wonderful resource for credit union members covering a variety of frauds and scams, identity theft and online security information and protection measures. Click here to surf around this informative and very helpful personal and financial protection tool.

Get Smart On the Web

A great resource for protecting yourself and your information online is Get Smart On the Web. The SmartOn Series is like your Internet owner’s manual: the place to learn the most useful intel and tips from Mozilla policy peeps and programmers. Click here to learn more.