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Unfortunately, online fraudulent attempts to access personal and account information continue.  When Interra Credit Union receives information about potential threats we pass them along to you, our members.  You may view recent alerts below.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact the credit union.

September - 2017

Equifax Data Breach - Protecting Your Identity & Information

The Equifax data breach is another reminder to take proactive steps to protect sensitive personal information. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to be the trusted go-to source for information about the Equifax breach, identity theft and other matters of personal security. For a link to the important Equifax breach information on the FTC site, click here.

July - 2015

Attorney General Urges Credit Freeze

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging all Hoosiers to freeze their credit in the wake of the recent data breach at Fort Wayne-based Medical Informatics Engineering and its subsidiary NoMoreClipboard, which may have impacted an estimated 1.5 million Hoosiers and 3.9 million people nationwide. For more information continue to read the article here.

A Text Message Mess

Scam artists use a variety of schemes to defraud millions of individuals each year. They use sophisticated technology and age-old tricks to get people to give out their personal information. They sometimes disguise themselves as a large business and try to receive access to your personal information. Stay a step ahead by keeping up-to-date on the latest scam alerts.

December - 2013

CREDIT & DEBIT Card Breach at Target!

NATIONWIDE – As many of us know, the media is reporting a major breach from Target stores, believed to have started Black Friday and continue through December 15, 2013. Click here for NBC's report on the situation. As of now, Interra has not been notified by card systems providers of any fraud activity at this time. There are many detection systems in place to monitor potential fraud activity. However, the best defense is for each member to monitor his or her account activity. Interra Online banking or your mobile app provides real-time account activity. Rest assured that Interra will continue to monitor the situation and keep members posted.

October - 2013

Attorney General: Hoosiers should beware of health insurance enrollment scams - 10/3/2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers against scammers taking advantage of the federal health insurance enrollment period that began October 1, 2013. Zoeller warns that the additional inability of Hoosiers to get help from the federal government during the shutdown escalates the need for people to be on guard against possible scam artists, who might seek to profit from selling insurance or by gathering personal information to use fraudulently.

Tips to Avoid Scams and resources for assistance include:

  • The government will never call or e-mail consumers to solicit enrollment plans. Marketplace options and additional information is available at www.HealthCare.gov or at the Help Center, available 24/7, at 1-800-318-2596.
  • Anyone claiming to be enrolling consumers in coverage through the Marketplace before October 1 is not legitimate. Be wary of individuals contacting you with a “limited time special.” Rates will remain the same from October 1 to March 31, 2014.
  • Navigators, by law, may not charge a fee for service; however, licensed health insurance agents and brokers receive a commission from insurance companies for plan enrollment.
  • Navigators are there to assist you during the enrollment period.
  • Navigators will ask you a question about your income, family size, and other relevant personal information to help you make a decision about the type of coverage you want.
  • Navigators will ask for the size of the family to determine coverage options and for income information to determine eligibility for tax credits or Medicaid
  • Navigators WILL NOT call you to enroll you in health insurance.
  • Navigators WILL NOT notify you about special limited time offers.

If a salesperson aggressively pressures you into buying insurance by telling you that you will face jail time if you do not have health insurance, beware -- this is not true.

The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is the state’s consumer protection agency. More information on avoiding charity scams is available on the Attorney General’s website at www.IndianaConsumer.com.

May - 2012

Cyber Criminals Using Photo-Sharing Programs to Compromise Computers – 5/30/12

The FBI has seen an increase in cyber criminals who use online photo-sharing programs to perpetrate scams and harm victims’ computers. These criminals advertise vehicles online but will not provide pictures in the advertisement. They will send photos on request. Sometimes the photo is a single file sent as an e-mail attachment, and sometimes the victim receives a link to an online photo gallery.

To find out more about this particular scam, visit the FBI's website by clicking here.

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