Since 2013, there have been over 14 billion data breaches where data has been lost or stolen. It’s normal to think it won’t happen to you, but the reality is that we put our information at risk if we aren’t diligent about seeking tools for protection. Amid the latest Equifax news, Today shares ways you can protect your credit and identity in the event of a data breach. These are tools that Community West Credit Union members can access to keep their accounts, identity, and credit safe. Find out more below!
Identity Theft Monitoring
Community West offers members identity theft monitoring through ID Protect. When you sign up for ID Protect, you’ll receive:
- Comprehensive Identity Theft Resolution Services
- Debit and Credit Card Registration
- 3-in-1 Credit Report
- Total Identity Monitoring
- Online Identity Theft News Center and Valuable Phone and Web Resources
- and MORE!
Enroll today and give yourself a little more peace of mind!
Help manage your account activity and quickly identify potentially fraudulent transactions. You’ll receive notifications directly to your phone and can report suspicious activity on your account.
Credit Card Alerts
Enroll your credit card in alerts to be notified when a transaction is made with your account. You can customize your settings to receive a text message or email alert for transactions above a certain dollar amount or for any and every purchase. When you enroll in this free service, you’ll immediately begin receiving alerts and will be the first to know of suspicious activity. Enroll in Online Banking.
Debit Card Alerts
Just like Credit Card Alerts, you can also sign up to receive notifications from debit card use. Customize your settings to receive a text message or email alert for transactions above a certain dollar amount or for any and every purchase. When you enroll in this free service, you’ll immediately begin receiving alerts and will be the first to know of suspicious activity. Enroll in Online Banking.
Lock your Card
Suspicious activity on your account or you’ve misplaced your card? Simply log in to the Community West Credit Union mobile app and click “Manage My Cards” under the “More” tab. Once there, you can turn your debit card on and off to ensure no one will be able to use it. When your card is locked, any attempted transactions will be declined. Within this section of the app, you can also turn on mobile app notifications as another option for real-time card alerts.