Expenses add up this time of year, and we all feel the pinch on our budgets. We want to help you keep that budget merry and bright, despite the added expenses of holiday shopping! Check out the post below from our partners at Balance for tips on maintaining the holiday budget. – Tammy Hill, EVP, TNConnect Credit Union Peruse the aisles of most department stores and you’ll see it: holiday items for sale. Yes, whether or not you’re ready, theRead More About How to Keep Your Holiday Budget Merry and Bright!
As we ramp up for the biggest shopping season of the year, TNConnect wants to protect our members when shopping online. Protect yourself with the below tips this shopping season. – Thomas Lumadue, VP of Operations With the convenience of online shopping comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams. Roughly half of American adults (110 million) had their personal information exposed by cybercriminals in 2015 alone. The Department of Homeland Security recommends these simple tips: Links inRead More About Protection from Internet Scams and Identity Fraud
We want to make members aware of yet another financial scam. From our partners at Balance, read on to learn about the “Can You Hear Me Now?” phone scam. – Thomas Lumadue, Vice President of Operations, TNConnect Credit Union Phone Scam: 5 Ways to Protect Yourself There’s a new phone scam sweeping the country… The “Can you hear me now?” scheme attempts to record your voice over the phone. (When you pick up the phone, you’ll hear someone ask, “CanRead More About Scam Alert! Can You Hear Me Now?
Go out into your yard and dig a big hole. Every month, throw $50 into it, but don’t take any money out until you’re ready to buy a house, send your child to college, or retire. It sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? But that’s what investing without setting clear-cut goals is like. If you’re lucky, you may end up with enough money to meet your needs, but you have no way to know for sure. How do you setRead More About Investing for Major Financial Goals
Effective today, Friday, September 15th, NACHA is changing the way certain electronic payments may post to consumers’ accounts, making some transactions post the same day they are made. Many merchants and billing companies may offer you the option to make a same-day electronic payment, such as to pay a bill or to transfer funds. If you agree, then the funds might be debited from your account as soon as that very same day. For example, if you have aRead More About Same Day ACH Debits
Equifax announced late last week a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers due to the exploitation of a website application vulnerability during the period of mid-May through July. During this breach the hackers gained access to certain files, which included some or all of the following personal information: Names Social Security numbers Birth Dates Addresses Driver’s License numbers Credit Card Information At this time Equifax has reported no evidence of unauthorized use of consumer data linked directly toRead More About Equifax Cybersecurity Breach
The most recent financial scam involves online payments to creditors using Federal Reserve Bank routing numbers. Fraudsters are attempting to convince consumers that there are “secret” accounts held for the consumer at the Federal Bank, and these accounts may be used to pay the consumer’s bills. In the process, scammers collect account numbers and balances from consumers. This scam has not impacted TNConnect or its members, but we take your financial security seriously and wanted members to be aware ofRead More About Beware! Recent Financial Scam
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Not everyone has perfect credit, and there are a variety of things which may have negatively impacted our members’ credit scores in the past. We want to partner with you to help improve your scores where needed. Check out the below article from our partners at Balance for some tips! – Marty Bradley, CEO/President TNConnect Credit Union First thing’s first: there is no magic solution to raising your credit score overnight. If you have a low score due to, say,Read More About Tricks to Boosting Credit Scores
Online attacks are becoming more and more prevalent in our society. At TNConnect, we want to protect our members from identity fraud and/or financial attacks. Below is a great article with information on how to protect yourself from Social Engineering and Phishing attacks. We want to remind members: Do not give sensitive information to others unless you are sure that they are indeed who they claim to be and that they should have access to the information. – Thomas Lumadue,Read More About Avoiding Social and Online Attacks