16 Apr

IRS Phishing Schemes and How to Protect Yourself

protect yourself from IRS phishing scams‘Twas the day before April 15th and tax bills were nigh and so the good people of the U.S. let out a collective sigh.

But the story doesn’t end there. Scammers are always trying out new methods to scare and intimidate Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer. Phishing is a term that developed in the 1990’s where online thieves used a wide net to fish for potential victims. It was commonplace for computer hackers to deliberately misspell words and hence the term “phishing” was coined to describe their scam.

There are many different types of phishing scams and other schemes using the IRS name. We will explain a common telephone scheme in this article. Click here to see the full list from IRS.gov! Read More

19 Nov

4 Ways to Transfer Money Safely

Transfer money safely Cyber crime and financial fraud exist. Unfortunately, as long as money exists, someone is going to try and steal it from you. As a financial institution, we are always trying our best to protect the interests of our members while balancing service convenience. Our recent decision to eliminate open transfers from our service offerings was a difficult one to make. But at the end of the day, our priority is the safety and security of our members and we take that very seriously.

If you are interested in transferring money, here are 4 safe options. If you need help deciding which option is best for your situation, please call (303)458-6660.

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14 Nov

Tips for Using a Credit Card Safely Online

Use a Credit Card Safely for Online ShoppingAs the holiday season approaches, many of our members will be shopping online for gifts. Shopping online can save money and be super convenient for people on the go. But while having its many advantages, online shopping introduces as many potential threats to your financial security. Cyber fraud is big business and there are dangerous individuals online looking to profit off of your misfortune. The trick is to take extra precautions when buying online and be aware of suspicious websites. Please read these tips to help you keep your online transactions safe this holiday season. Read More