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Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft, Part 1
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Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft, Part 1

With the holidays around the corner, it’s more important than ever to be wary of identity theft. Jason Norton, DuTrac’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, recently talked with WQAD about things you can do to protect your financial accounts. Learn more about how to spot a skimmer, the benefits of regularly checking your account, and...

As Internet Usage Increases So Do Opportunities for Cybercriminals
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As Internet Usage Increases So Do Opportunities for Cybercriminals

As access to financial services becomes more technology driven, with improved security features, scammers and fraudsters are evolving just as quickly in order to take advantage of the unwary or uninformed consumer.  With an estimated impact of $6 trillion by 2021 (Gemalto.com), cybercrime may not only be financially devastating – it could also devastate a...

Using Credit Wisely
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Using Credit Wisely

Credit is an important financial tool. Good credit allows consumers to purchase many different kinds of goods and services including some of the most expensive such as college tuition, new vehicles or even a home, without having to immediately pay cash. Over time, consumers use of credit builds consumers’ credit reputations – summarized in a...

What to Know About Caller ID Spoofing
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What to Know About Caller ID Spoofing

(Thursday, November 29, 2018) What to Know About Caller ID Spoofing  By its literal definition, to spoof is to: Imitate something while exaggerating characteristic features for comic effect Hoax or trick someone “Spoofing” occurs when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used...

Debit Card Fraud
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Debit Card Fraud

August 6, 2020 DuTrac Community Credit Union was recently made aware of fraudsters contacting members under the guise of warning you about possible card fraud. DuTrac Community Credit Union makes every effort to ensure that your financial information is safe and secure. DuTrac’s online systems are monitored and constantly updated with multiple security layers and...

Streamline Your Finances Online
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Streamline Your Finances Online

(March 10, 2020) – Streamlining your finances with online tools is about more than just saving time—it helps you avoid late fees and overdraft fees along with saving you money.Americans now pay the majority of their bills through some form of electronic payment: online bill pay, ACH debit, credit card or debit card. According to...

20 Bank Fraud Prevention Tips for Consumers
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20 Bank Fraud Prevention Tips for Consumers

With over 11 million identity fraud victims in the United States annually. Here are 20 easy ways to secure your bank accounts and avoid identity theft. Check your account activity regularly. Single most effective strategy to secure your finances. Log in and view your account activity multiple times every week to make sure there are no unexpected...

Free Credit Freezes For You And Your Child
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Free Credit Freezes For You And Your Child

(Tuesday, October 2, 2018) According to the Federal Trade Commission, a new federal law allows you to get free credit freezes for yourself and your children, and year-long fraud alerts. Currently, you may be charged fees to freeze and unfreeze your credit, depending on which state you reside in. How Credit Freezes Work Freezing your...