As internet usage continues to expand worldwide, financial institutions are enhancing communications with consumers using the Web to offer products and services. With this new technology and convenience of online banking comes threats and scams. The number of identity fraud incidents increased 13% in 2011 to a total 11.6 million adult victims, according to a new survey published by CUNA.
BrightStar would like members to make safe decisions when banking online which involve making good choices that will help you avoid problems. To secure your online information please consider the following guidelines:
Business Account members should periodically perform audits on all their accounts. Business members should also be aware of the potential risk related to online transactions at their company.
If you become aware of suspicious account activity, you should immediately contact us at 954-486-BSCU (2728) or toll free 800.637.BSCU (2728).
Federal regulations provide consumers with some protections for electronic fund transfers. These regulations generally apply to accounts with Internet access. These laws outline steps you should take to protect your financial assets if an error were to occur. You must act quickly in order to take advantage of these protections. Notify BrightStar Credit Union immediately if you believe your information has been stolen or compromised. Also, review your account activity and on a regular basis and report any errors or unauthorized transactions. Please refer to the Accounts disclosures that were provided at account opening for more information on these types of protections. These disclosures are also available online or by calling BrightStar Credit Union.
To view our privacy notice and account disclosures, click here »
To learn more in our online Fraud Center, click here »
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