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PINs Caught On Camera at Drive-Up ATMs

(Thursday, May 2, 2019) – Provided by CUNA Mutual Group  ATM skimmers or shimmers alone don’t capture PINs. For that, fraudsters often rely on tiny hidden camera overlays. Unfortunately, ATM tampering continues to plague credit unions and members. Recent reports show that fraudsters have cleverly focused on drive-up ATMs since people are less likely to…

2019 DuTrac Scholarship Recipients

Seven 2019 graduates of Dubuque and Quad City area high schools were awarded scholarships by DuTrac Community Credit Union’s 2019-2020 Academic Scholarship Program. The three $1,000 scholarship winners are: • Mandy Alstead, Fulton High School • Chelsea Koopmann, Beckman High School • Aspen Gillmore, Monticello High School The four $500 scholarship winners are: • Brianna…

DuTrac Conducts 72nd Annual Meeting

DuTrac Community Credit Union’s 72nd Annual Meeting was held Sunday, April 28 at the Grand River Center in the Port of Dubuque. Approximately 225 members were in attendance. Harlan Pedretti was re-elected for a one-year term. David Eggers and John Vail were both re-elected for a three-year term. Susan Kern was elected for a three-year…

Hilbun Achieves CFP® Designation

Eric Hilbun, financial advisor with DuTrac Financial Group, has achieved the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional.  The designation comes with extensive training in financial planning, estate planning, insurance, investments, taxes, employee benefits and retirement planning, as well as in CFP Board’s Standards of Professional Conduct, which are rigorously enforced.  Only 21% of all…

ATTENTION: Suspicious Credit Card Skimmer Found in Dubuque County

(Tuesday, December 18, 2018) – Provided by the Dubuque Police Department. We’ve got your back! We’re sure you’ve heard about the recent uptick in use of skimmers and PIN fraud in Dubuque County. If you are concerned that your information may have been compromised, please call DuTrac at (563) 582.1331 and our staff will immediately…

What to Know About Caller ID Spoofing

What to Know About Caller ID Spoofing (Thursday, November 29, 2018) 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…

FICO Plans Big Shift in Credit-Score Calculations

FICO Plans Big Shift in Credit-Score Calculations (Tuesday, October 23, 2018) Fair Isaac Corp. , creator of the widely used FICO credit score, plans to roll out a new scoring system in early 2019 that factors in how consumers manage the cash in their checking, savings and money-market accounts. It is among the biggest shifts…

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…

7 Ways The Fed’s Decisions On Interest Rates Affect You

(Friday, June 8, 2018) – By Katherine Reynolds Lewis. 7 Ways The Fed’s Decisions On Interest Rates Affect You IN FEDERAL RESERVE When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, you feel it. “The Federal Reserve has its fingers in your pocketbook to a greater degree than the IRS,” says Michael Reese, a CFP professional in…

Tips to Avoid Being Scammed

(Thursday, May 10, 2018) – Provided by the Dubuque Police Department. • Question everything. The old saying “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is” remains accurate. • Research. Never make a hasty decision when it comes to providing personal information, account information and/or sending/giving money. Take a few minutes to verify…

DuTrac's 2018-2019 Academic Scholarship Winners Announced!

(Friday, May 4, 2018) – Provided by DuTrac Community Credit Union. Seven 2018 graduates of Dubuque and Quad City area high schools were awarded scholarships through DuTrac Community Credit Union’s 2018-2019 Academic Scholarship Program. Additional recipients of DuTrac’s $1000 scholarships were: Rileigh Lambert, daughter of Cheyanna and Todd Lambert, is a graduate of Monticello (Iowa)…

Ticket Sales for Summer 2018

(Wednesday, April 25, 2018) – Provided by DuTrac Community Credit Union. Take advantage of this Summer 2018 reduced ticket prices! Adventureland Tickets: Tickets will be at a reduced price of $38.00 ($7.00 below gate price for an adult ticket). A great savings! Tickets will be sold at all DuTrac offices. Online ticket purchases for the…

Important Tax Fraud Alert

(Tuesday, March 20, 2018) – Provided by IRS Government. Just days into the start of the 2018 filing season, the IRS identified a new scam in which cybercriminals have stolen client data from tax professionals and filed fraudulent refunds using real taxpayer information, including bank account and routing information for direct deposit.The fraudster then contacts…
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