NEA FCU Launches New VISA Debit Card Program! Change to VISA Debit for greater fraud detection, protection and monitoring.
Notice to VISA Debit Cards Users
Due to a programming error by our data processor- it necessary for anyone who authorized their new VISA Debit card prior to 8/19/2014 to call 800-543-5073 to REAUTHORIZE the card. If you reset your PIN you need to use the PIN that came with the card to reset the PIN.
If you have destroyed the PIN carrier that came in the mail or cannot find it; please call the credit union and ask a Member Services Representative to reset the PIN for you.
We are working with the card issuer to eliminate the need for members to take this step. However, if you are trying to use your card at this time, take this step if card use is declined. We apologize for this inconvenience by this data processing snafu outside NEA control.
(800) 543-5073 Card Authorization
(866) 297-3411 To Reset Pin*
For more information, click here
6 ways to keep your passwords safe
USA TODAY 10:25 a.m. EDT August 6, 2014
USA TODAY Network lists six tips for you to keep your passwords safe.
1. Use a different password for every website you visit.
We know it seems like password overload but it is a lot less work than dealing with getting hacked.
2. Use a combination of upper case, lower case, numbers and symbols.
The more original you are the better. According to Norton, some of the most common passwords created by online users last year were password, 123456, qwerty, 111111 and monkey.
3. Change your passwords every three months.
4. If it's hard to remember all your passwords, try a password manager.
Free apps include Dashlane, Password Box and Last Pass.
5. Make sure your computer has an anti-virus program.
Several companies offer some sort of all-in-one suite of protections. Some of the more popular ones are Avast, Bitdefender, Norton, Webroot, McAfee and Kaspersky.
6. Set up two-step log-ins
Two-step authentication asks you to sign in with your password, and then add a second sign-in — a numeric code sent by text, e-mail or a phone call. Think of it as a double password.
Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft all recommend two-step authentication.
The Results Are In…
On behalf of the NEA Board of Directors, please be advised of the election results.
The three individuals receiving the highest number of votes were elected to three-year terms and are as follows:
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the candidates and members who participated in this year’s election.
Doug Sheahan, Board Secretary
Home Banking Member Notice! Things to know.
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SCAM ALERT – BE ON THE LOOKOUT:
NEA FCU members should be on guard for potential scams when asked to deposit checks from any third parties into their accounts and asked to forward some of the money back to the sender while keeping a “Payment” for some purpose such as “Secret Shopping” or “System Testing” purposes. Often these checks are counterfeit and falsified in what is called a “check washing scheme” where legitimate checks have the original printing erased (washed) through chemical or photocopying processing and then “rewritten” with a new larger amount on either an original check or a photocopy. What seems harmless could leave you holding the bag and your savings and checking accounts empty.
Today’s technology makes it easy for criminals to issue counterfeit checks and money. Members need to be skeptical about why any company would issue a check and ask you to send money back to them. Legitimate services pay through checks that withhold federal, state and local taxes where applicable and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax. If the check is written to you and does not have these withholdings, you are probably being scammed, could be liable for the taxes due and out of the money that is legitimately in your account to cover the counterfeit/fraudulent check cashed.
It is not worth the risk so take heed and be suspicious when dealing with companies through the internet and mail.