WECU Cardholder Fraud Education

WECU Cardholder Fraud Education.

It is a new year and a busy time of year for everyone including the fraudsters.

Unfortunately, fraudsters have been getting cardholders to share the information they need to commit fraud.  One way is by posing as  financial institution call center agents. They are also known to send text messages that look like they are coming from your financial institution. These text messages may contain a warning of suspicious transaction activities.

Here are some following points to help you avoid compromising your personal information:

First things first, Download CardValet for your WECU Visa Debit Card.

CardValet® is ideal for cardholders who want to protect and manage their debit cards through their mobile devices.

You manage your finances while guarding fraud by using CardValet.  Simply download the app and start protecting yourself and your card today.

Text and Phone Alerts
  • A text alert from Fiserv  warning of suspicious activity on a cardholder’s card will NEVER include a link to be clicked. Cardholders should never click on a link in a text message that is supposedly from Fiserv. A valid notification from Fiserv will provide information about the suspect transaction and ask the cardholder to reply to the text message with answers such as ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘help’, or ‘stop,’ and will never include a link.
  • A text alert from Fiserv will always be from a 5-digit number and NOT a 10-digit number resembling a phone number.
What should I do if I receive a phone call from Fiserv
  1. No information should have to be provided by the cardholder other than their zip code
  2. Only answer “yes” or “no” to their questions.
  3. Fiserv will NEVER ask for the PIN or the 3-digit security code on the back of a card.  Only a fraudster will tell you that they are going to issue you a new card and need your PIN number
  4. If a transaction is confirmed fraudulent, then Fiserv will ask for more information.  The cardholder will then be transferred to an agent who will ask questions to confirm the card member’s identity before going through their transactions.
  5. Feel uneasy about the call or questions, please hang up and call WECU.

Final note:  Please check your account(s) regularly for online for suspicious transactions.  Especially if you are unsure about a call or text message you have received. If anything looks amiss,  please call WECU directly for assistance.

Spreading Holiday Cheer in 2020

Spreading Holiday Cheer in 2020 to our communities is a must here at White Eagle Credit Union.

Get Well Soon - LakePoint Augusta

Recently we brought some holiday cheer to our friends in the Covid Unit at LakePoint Nursing Home in Augusta.  We delivered 27 holiday gift bags for patients and nurses there.

 

 

 

Dept of Aging - Holiday Cups

On Tuesday, 12/1 – Giving Tuesday 2020, we delivered Holiday Cups filled with goodies along with signed cards for the 80 Holiday bags to the Butler County Dept. of Aging. The Butler County Department of Aging will be distributing them to shut-ins during December.

 

ElDorado Tree - Food Donation 2020Our El Dorado branch is currently taking food donations (non-perishable items only) for the Salvation Army. Give them a call at (316)320-7649 to schedule a time to drop off.

Next on our list will be our JAG kids and their annual Christmas party and gathering Christmas gifts for 6 families in need in Augusta.

Don’t forget to watch here and social media for other ways we will be spreading Holiday Cheer.  We wish you a very nice holiday season and Merry Christmas.  Stay safe and healthy.