We want our members to feel financially confident during the current global COVID-19 pandemic. There are many steps you can take to help protect yourself or a loved one from the financial impact of the coronavirus. The below article from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides a wide range of information from: Dealing with a loss of income Options to pay your mortgage Options to pay your student loans How to work with debt collectors How to protect older adults AndRead More About Protect Yourself Financially from the Impact of the Coronavirus
During times of economic uncertainty, and with a significant number of people working remotely, companies and individuals are increasingly at risk of fraud or cyberattacks. Protect yourself and be aware of scams. There are several great resources at your disposal to keep yourself and your money safe. Regarding the upcoming Economic Impact Payments and Coronavirus Tax Relief, here are a few reminders to protect yourself from fraud. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get thisRead More About Fraud Awareness During COVID-19
As we all know, the US government is planning on sending out direct payments through a stimulus effort to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the next week or so. The question is, what is the best way to handle that money. Below are 6 great tips from The National Credit Union Foundation on what to do with that money. Read the original article here. You can also check out the below video from the USPIS regarding howRead More About Economic Impact Payments – What Should You Do With Them?
Despite the uncertainty of the world around us, your credit union is here for you. There are a variety of ways you can complete your financial transactions, even if our lobbies are currently closed.Read More About We Are Here for You
As COVID-19 spreads in the U.S., people all over the country are beginning to feel its financial ripple effect. For the first time since the 1960s, people potentially exposed to the coronavirus are being asked to quarantine themselves. Businesses, schools, childcare centers and other institutions are taking steps such as closing offices or transitioning to remote work to protect the health and safety of their employees and communities. For most of us, and especially for the 32 million workers who do not have paidRead More About What to Do If Your Income Is Interrupted or Lost Unexpectedly
As if consumers didn’t have enough to worry about right now with the COVID-19 crisis, fraudsters are now exploiting the global thirst for knowledge on the virus. Fraudsters have launched Coronavirus-themed phishing attacks to spread credential stealing malware. The emails, which contain an infected attachment or a link to a malicious website, are made to appear like they come from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO has posted an article on its websiteRead More About Coronavirus Opens Doors for Scams
New Mobile App Brings Added Convenience and Security to Card Usage Multi-tasking while being-on-the-go is a common characteristic of today’s age. The trick is identifying the best tools to support our mobile lifestyles. tnConnect Credit Union members looking for a way to make managing their debit and credit cards easier and secure, now have an exciting new card app at their disposal! Our new card app, Card Connect, developed with credit union members foremost in mind, brings together all theRead More About Introducing Card Connect
The internet has made life easier in a plethora of ways over the last 20 years. Because of that, children are on the internet at a younger age each year. At tnConnect, we are constantly researching and investigating different ways to keep your finances and personal identity safe. We also realize many of our members are concerned about the well-being and safety of their families on the internet. Today we are sharing an excellent resource that discusses a variety ofRead More About Are you concerned about protecting your kids online?
Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen personal information, including your Social Security Number, to file a tax return claiming your refund. According to the IRS, reversing the damage caused by tax related identity theft can be a frustrating and complex process for victims. In addition, scammers will use tax season as an opportunity to commit fraud, pretending to be the IRS, and asking consumers for cash, or asking consumers to convert cash to gift cards which isRead More About Tax Season is Also Theft Season
Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is February 3-7. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Tax Identity Theft Awareness webpage will be providing webinars and other resources throughout the week to help educate the public on how to protect against identity theft this tax season. There will be information on important topics such as recognizing governement imposters and recovering from fraud. Some will also highlight special resources for active duty service members, older adults, and small businesses. Tax identity theft happens whenRead More About Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week