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Security Alerts

September 26, 2014: Shellshock – Online Security Breach!

A vulnerability known as “Shellshock” was identified by security researchers earlier today, could potentially put individual’s—who conduct business online— personal information at risk. At this time, there is not a great deal of detailed information regarding the threat and/or resolution being released.

Be assured at TCU, your security is our top priority. Initial investigation indicates our member’s data and TCU Internet Banking are not impacted. You can feel confident knowing TCU is taking the appropriate steps to address this potential risk and as security risks such as this arise, we will keep you informed.

To further protect your information, we advise you to monitor all your online accounts, as well as:
- Update all your current usernames and passwords for the sites you frequent containing your personal information.
- Use Internet Banking and Mobile Banking for up to date account information such as account balance and transactions.
- Set up TCU Text Alerts and email alerts for a specific dollar amounts so you are aware of transactions clearing your account.
- Set up MasterCard® Secure Code for on-line purchases: Enhances protection against unauthorized use of the Debit MasterCard® at participating online merchants. Once the card is registered and a private SecureCode™ is created, the card owner will be prompted at checkout to provide it each time a purchase is made with an online merchant. The SecureCode™ is never shared with the merchant; it is equivalent to entering a PIN number at an ATM.  Members can enroll at tcunet.com TCU Cards>TCU Debit MasterCard®.
- Obtain a free credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com annually.

Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation and will provide updates if further action is necessary.

Security Alerts

September 9, 2014: Home Depot – Global Data Breach!

At Teachers Credit Union your security is our highest priority, and that’s why we are closely monitoring the situation to ensure the safety and security of your data. You can rest easy knowing, as a member of TCU, you have $0 liability for fraud on your TCU Debit MasterCard® and TCU Visa® Platinum Credit Cards.

In the meantime, if you have concerns about the breach, please:
Review and monitor the activity in your account. If you suspect fraud, immediately contact your branch or the Member Call Center at (800) 552-4745.
Consider setting up alerts on your account through TCU Internet Banking. If you need assistance setting up alerts, please contact the Member Call Center at (800) 552-4745.
Learn more about how you can protect yourself from fraud and identity theft by visiting http://www.tcunet.com/home/about/security/identity-theft.
Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation and will provide updates if further action is necessary.

 

 

Security Alerts

April 10, 2014: Heartbleed - Online Security Breach!

A vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was identified by security researchers earlier this week, which could put individuals’—who conduct business online— personal information at risk. This “bug” enables a hacker/attacker to trick a system into revealing pieces of data residing in its memory that can potentially lead to a leak in private usernames/passwords and other sensitive information.

At TCU, your security is our top priority. After performing a thorough investigation, our research indicates that our members' data and TCU Internet Banking was not impacted.  We want you to feel confident that TCU is taking the appropriate steps to address this potential risk and as security risks such as this arise, we will communicate with you on tcunet.com and Facebook.

If you have any questions regarding “Heartbleed”, please visit http://heartbleed.com. And, if you would like to know if your information was compromised on other websites you frequent with a personal username/password, please visit https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/index.html.

To further protect your information, we advise you to update all your current usernames and passwords for the sites you frequent that contain your personal information.

 

 

November 12, 2013: A new phishing scam has been reported!

Be suspicious if you receive an automated call with a recording claiming to represent a local financial institution, indicating your debit card has been frozen and personal information is needed before the card can be used again. This appears to be a variation on a scam known as "phishing," in which individuals call claiming to be from a reputable company, hoping consumers will respond with personal financial information. In the latest twist on this scam, fraudsters have been perpetuating these automated calls late at night, perhaps believing that a tired consumer is less vigilant.

The American Bankers Association Education Foundation recommends never giving out your personal financial information in response to an unsolicited phone call, fax, or email, no matter how official it may seem. Your best response is simply no response.

Remember a financial institution would never ask for your card number and PIN number! If this happens to you, please don’t give your information and contact the financial institution in question immediately. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this scam or any other suspicious activity, please contact the TCU Member Call Center.

 

 

February 14, 2013: Phishing emails posing as TurboTax Messages

Please be advised that we have been made aware of a phishing campaign currently underway that is using emails that appear to be related to TurboTax. The email does not contain a link; however, the email has a .zip attachment that contains malware. Do not open the attached file. 

If you receive emails that appear to be from TurboTax stating that “Your State Return Has Been Rejected,” please be aware that these are not from Teachers Credit Union or TurboTax. Please do not open the attachment and do not forward the email. Delete the email.
Recommended steps for those who may receive the phishing email:

  1. Do not open the attachment in the email.
  2. Do not forward the email to anyone else.
  3. Delete the email.

 

Any links to external websites are links to alternative sites not operated by TCU. TCU is not responsible for the content of the alternate site. The privacy and security policies of the alternate site may differ from those practiced by TCU. TCU does not represent you or the third party if you enter into a transaction with the third party.

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