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Information Security and Fraud Prevention

Yellow lightbulb with dollar sign in the middle svg icon Tax Season Identity Scams: Easy Tips to Stay Safe

Tax season is a prime time for identity theft. The good news is, taking just a few simple steps can help you and your identity stay safe.

  • File your taxes with a reputable company.
  • Send your tax documents safely: use encrypted email. Don’t send unsecured texts or photos.
  • Don’t share your return amount – especially on social media.
  • Create strong usernames and passwords.
  • Watch your account for unexplained transactions.

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Don't Be Fooled: Know What Information Ent Will Never Ask You For

Here at Ent Credit Union, we go to great lengths to protect our members. A new scam has started affecting some of our patrons, and we want to help you stay safe. Learn how to protect your financial and personal information online, so you don’t have to worry about a stranger taking your money. Instead of robbing banks with black hoods over their faces, today’s thieves spend their time scamming everyday consumers and businesses out of their hard-earned money. Suspicious calls, texts, and emails can catch some people off guard, giving fraudsters a chance to drain their bank account.

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Protect Devices: How-to Protect Your Device from Hackers

Many of us store personal, sensitive and confidential information on our digital devices. This makes them an attractive target for scammers and criminals. Follow best practices in these areas to help keep your devices secure:

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How to Protect your Identity

Be proactive in safeguarding your sensitive, personal and confidential information. Protecting this information makes it difficult for someone to assume your identity to commit fraud or other criminal acts. Focus on best practices in these areas to help keep your information safe:

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What is Unemployment Fraud? Unemployment Insurance Fraud on the Rise

Since the pandemic, unemployment insurance fraud has been increasing. If you have been the victim of fraud, read this article for steps to take. 

Online Banking Mobile Ecommerce 2 Factor Authentication App
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Multifactor Authentication

We're routinely enhancing our online security measures to help keep your account safe. 

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Video: Keys to a Strong Password

Creating a strong password is the first step in protecting your online banking account from unauthorized access. Follow these tips to help create a strong password.

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