One of the many perks that come with being a member of GVFCU is the educational support that we provide.  Here at GVFCU we take your security and protection seriously.  As we are all aware, fraud and scams are now part of our everyday life.  We are committed to providing you with tips and the tools necessary to protect you from becoming a victim of fraud or falling victim to one of the many scams that are taking place all around us.

Our staff members are continuously trained and educated, providing them the tools and resources needed to help protect our members.  

Common Practices
to Help Prevent
Identity Theft:

  • Shred all pre-approved credit offers, account statements and financial documents before disposing of them
  • Never carry your Social Security Card
  • Do not print your social security number or driver’s license number on your checks
  • Review your credit report annually
  • Only carry credit cards with you that you use
  • Carefully review your credit card statements before you pay them
  • Be aware of creditor due dates and know if a bill is missing
  • Know the security procedures at your place of work
  • Never reveal personal information unless you initiated the contact and know who you are dealing with
  • Have copies of credit cards stored in a safe place in the event they are stolen

Checking Account:

  • Know where your checkbook is at all times
  • Print firmly and use permanent dark ink when writing checks
  • Check your account statements for fraudulent activity
  • Do not give out your account number unless you know the company or individual requesting the information and understand why they are requesting the information

Computer Safety Tips
We All Should Know
and Practice:

  • Update virus protection software daily
  • Do not open files or links send from people you do not know
  • Use a firewall program
  • Enter personal and financial information only when there is a ‘lock’ in the browser’s status bar
  • Make sure the URL reads ‘https’ not just ‘http’
  • If you must store personal and financial information on your computer, be sure to:
    • Delete personal information using a hard drive ‘wipe’ utility program when disposing of your computer