County Teachers Credit Union
Lauderdale County Teachers Credit Union is adamant in protecting the personal
information of our members. Due to the recent data security breach by the credit
reporting agency EQUIFAX which compromised the personal information of millions
of consumers we are providing the following information as suggested guidance
along with precautions to guard your identity.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Consumer Information website,
consumer.ftc.gov also has additional information for you.
Listed below are some suggested guidance and recommendations for you, our
members, to take as
precaution to guard your personal information:
Regularly request free credit report checking for unauthorized accounts, dispute
Review all financial account statements and dispute any unauthorized charges,
Consider enrolling in a free credit reporting and monitoring service
Consider placing a credit lock or credit freeze on your existing credit file
Consider placing a fraud alert if you believe your data has been compromised
Monitor potential credit activity in the names of any children
Be on guard for potential phishing emails. This includes not opening email
attachments from unknown senders and not clicking on any unknown links.
Fraudsters frequently send coercive or misleading emails that threaten account
suspension or other action if sensitive information is not provided.
Be vigilant in checking the accuracy of email addresses to confirm the sender is
Do not respond to email addresses that appear correct, but have minor changes in
such as changing the letter O to a zero
REMEMBER THE CREDIT UNION WILL NOT ASK A MEMBER TO VERIFY ACCOUNT INFORMATION