Security and Privacy

USA Patriot Act

Important information regarding your identity verification: On October 1st, 2003, the USA Patriot Act went into effect. The USA Patriot Act requires all financial institutions to take extra security precautions to help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities. Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. These new procedures are designed to prevent crimes, such as identity theft and account fraud that terrorists commit to finance their operations against the U.S. and its citizens.

When an account is opened or any formal banking relationship is established, you will be asked for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We will also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying government issued documents (State Issued Non-Driver ID, Military ID, Military Dependent ID, Passport, Permanent Resident Card). We will only request the information required by law and will use the information only for purposes of complying with the law. Your privacy is our top concern, and we will respect and protect it as always, consistent with the law's requirements.

NOTE: If we are unable to reasonably verify your identity, an account will NOT be opened or any formal banking relationship established.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

If you or someone you know has fallen victim to Internet fraud you can fight back, thanks to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

The IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). The IC3's mission is to address crimes over the Internet.

You can report incidents of Internet fraud using their easy, convenient reporting mechanism.

For more information or to file a complaint, visit the

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)
To find out about the different “phishing scams” that have attacked other organizations; please visit to view samples of phishing scams.
Identity Theft Kit

To learn more about Identity Theft Solutions, Download your Identity Theft Kit brought by Balance Financial Fitness Program.

The Federal Trade Commission offers a "File a Complaint" service for people who think their identity has been stolen. Please visit
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SMS Guardian 

For Your Peace of Mind – Text Alert Fraud Prevention

We’re looking out for you! Sign up for our new smsGuardian™ service and you’ll receive text messages regarding activity on your credit and debit cards. If you receive a text about a transaction that you think is fraudulent, you can reply immediately and your card will be blocked from further criminal activity. If you receive this message and you know the purchase is legitimate, you don’t need to do anything.

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Automated Phone Call Scam Resurfaces

A recent notification from credit unions indicated members and nonmembers are being targeted with the automated phone call scam.

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