Think You Don’t Need Identity Theft Protection? Think Again!
Identity theft is consistently the number one complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. Rampant data breaches affecting millions of records are putting consumers at great risk of identity theft. It can happen to anyone, regardless of your age, income, where you live, or how careful you are.
Restoring your identity on your own can be stressful and time-consuming. After a while, some people give up, leaving them to contend with the aftermath of identity theft for years to come, including fraudulent bills, collections activity, damaged credit and even criminal records.
This is why Progressions Credit Union has teamed up with one of the nation’s most trusted names in Identity Theft Protection to provide all members with a comprehensive Identity Theft Research, Remediation, and Recovery Service at no additional charge.
Fully Managed Identity Theft Recovery
If you become a victim or suspect identity theft for any reason, simply let us know. You do not have to confirm identity theft before seeking assistance. We will put you in touch with a professional Recovery Advocate who, depending on your identity theft incident, will:
Perform research to determine the extent of the problem, including a review of all three credit reports (if appropriate)
Assist with the placement of fraud alerts with the three major credit bureaus
Write letters and make phone calls on your behalf to dispute fraudulent information
Coordinate with government agencies, financial institutions, creditors, etc. to resolve incidents
Work with law enforcement to help arrest and prosecute the criminals
Follow up for 12 months after recovery
Your Recovery Advocate can complete the recovery work on your behalf, report on progress along the way, and be there for you until your good name is restored – no matter how long it takes!
Coverage For All Types Of Identity Theft
This service covers all types of identity theft, even if it not related to your accounts with Progressions Credit Union! Types of identity theft covered include: credit/debit card fraud, tax fraud, employment fraud, government documents and benefits fraud, medical fraud, and any other identity theft recognized by the Federal Trade Commission.
Lost Document Replacement
If you have an important document that has been lost, stolen, or destroyed as a result of an identity theft incident or information compromise, we can help! Just let us know and we will refer you to a professional Recovery Advocate who can work with you to replace your missing documents, including credit cards. Your Recovery Advocate will work with you to contract creditors, cancel the compromised information, and obtain replacement documents.
There’s only one you. Let’s keep it that way. Sign up or learn more by going to ID SafeChoice now.
Increase Your Protection
Add additional protection for yourself or your family or recommend a friend. Progressions Credit Union provides you with access to robust identity theft detection and recovery services for a low monthly price, with individual or family packages available. Sign up with ID SafeChoice today!
5 Tips to Keep Your Money Safe
Using a common password like 123456, letmein or password is a big mistake. Don’t make it easy for hackers to get into your account. Make sure you use numbers symbols and a mixture of upper case and lower case characters to keep you safe. There are many sites like Strong Password Generator that can help you to choose a difficult password.
Avoid using Free Wifi
Although it can be tempting to use free wifi hotspots it can also be unsafe. Never access online banking or other payment sites on free wifi.
Protect your email
If you receive an email from an unknown recipient, or you receive an email with attachments that you did not expect be very cautious. Clicking on attachments can download computer viruses
Keep your PIN Number Safe
When shopping or using an ATM make sure to inspect the card reader for damage and cover your pin number from prying eyes. NEVER EVER keep your pin with your card or use your birthday or birth year as a pin number.
Cash is Not Always King
Avoid carrying too much cash. If you are robbed or lose cash you are out of luck. If you lose a debit card you can cancel it before too much damage is done.