Identity Theft affects millions of people each year. The Williamsport Teachers Credit Union is working hard to provide the security to protect your accounts from scams and threats. We have securities, firewalls, and additional protection to help keep your information private and safe. We do not share your information with companies or people unless we are given permission from you.
It is important, though, that you are doing your part to help protect your identity. Take into consideration the following before logging into your account:
Make sure you are on a secure WIFI – for example public places who offer WIFI usually are not secure and your information can be compromised from someone close by.
Don’t use the same password – make sure when you set up your passwords they are not easy information to steal like your name or birth date.
Shred all financial documents – all paperwork with your account numbers or financial information should be shred not discarded.
Protect your social security number – don’t give out your social security number or personal information to anyone on the telephone, through the mail or over the internet, unless you have verified that it is secure.
Use anti-virus anti-spyware software – never click on links sent to you in unsolicited emails, even if they appear to be from someone you know. Keep your virus protections up-to-date.
If your identity is compromised you can log onto the Federal Trade Commission website, www.ftc.gov/idtheft . They can provide you with guidance to help correct what has happened.
If you would like more information about what we are doing to protect you give us a call at the office, 570-323-6468, we are always glad to help.