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Top 200 Credit Union6/12/2019

TruStar Federal Credit Union has been named one of the top 200 credit unions in the nation for superb financial health by DepositAccounts.com.

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2019 Scholarship Program3/11/2019

TruStar Federal Credit Union is pleased to once again offer its annual scholarship program to local high school students. We understand that financing an education can be difficult and stressful, and we want to help alleviate some of that burden. 

Recognizing that dedication and hard work is at the heart of succeeding in high school and beyond, we have designed our scholarship program to reward those students who have shown a commitment to their academics while being involved in other activities and their communities.

For information on the eligibility requirements as well as an application for the scholarships, click here:  Scholarship Information

Applications should be turned into your local branch or mailed no later than April 18, 2019 to:

Wendy Reiners 

Marketing Manager

601 Fourth Street

International Falls, MN  56649

Please contact Wendy at 218.283.2000 x1139 with any questions.

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Warning: 15 Signs Your Identity is Under Attack3/8/2019

It’s a sad fact—identity theft has become commonplace. Last year saw nearly 17 million new victims in the United States alone.1  It’s a big club that nobody wants to join. Resolving identity theft and fraud can take months or even years, and your finances can take a big hit, too.

 

1“2018 Identity Fraud: Fraud Enters a New Era of Complexity,” Javelin Strategy & Research, 2018.

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Patronage Dividend Announced2/21/2019

TruStar Federal Credit Union has announced the payment of a Patronage Dividend to its members for the fifth consecutive year.

$750,000 will once again be divided amongst TruStar’s members and be deposited into their accounts on February 21, 2019. “When our capital exceeds our goal for the year, the excess is returned to our members in the form of a Patronage Dividend” stated Dale Johnson, President/CEO. This amounts to almost $3.75 million since 2013.

“That number rises to just over $4 million when you consider our Debit Rewards program” added Johnson. “These are perfect examples of what being a member of a financial cooperative is all about – access to products designed to benefit all members and sharing in the success of the business.

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How Does the IRS Contact Taxpayers?12/17/2018

When the IRS needs to contact a taxpayer, the first contact is normally by letter delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. The IRS doesn't normally initiate contact with taxpayers by email, nor does it send text messages or contact through social media channels.

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Equifax Data Breach Anniversary: Why itís time to check your identity defense8/22/2018

The September 2017 announcement of the breach may seem like ancient history, but it’s critical you don’t let your guard down.

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4 Common Scams that Target Your Bank Account3/14/2018

Scammers will continue to come up with creative ways to get into people’s bank accounts, which often involves victims pulling cash out of their own accounts to hand over to the criminals or supplying them with vital banking information like your usernames or passwords. Be sure to keep these common scams and tips in mind before you put your funds at risk.

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Financial Preparation for 201812/20/2017

With 2018 almost upon us, it's time to look at your budget for the new year!

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How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft12/4/2017

Identity thieves are crafty, but you can be craftier if you follow our tips. We'll show you how to keep your real AND virtual worlds safe!

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Equifax Data Breach9/12/2017

By now you have probably heard about Equifax, one the nation's three major credit reporting agencies, being the target of a massive data breach where 143 million Americans may have had their personal information exposed. They have established a website, equifaxsecurity2017.com where you can read about the breach and learn if your personal information has been compromised.

In light of the Equifax breach, the Federal Trade Commission has posted some tips on what to do: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do

We take your privacy very seriously at TruStar Federal Credit Union. We will never call or email you asking for personal passwords, pins, etc. Please be vigilant and verify any call or email asking for sensitive personal information. Also, be patient with us as we may take extra steps in verifying your identity when you call us. As always, monitor your accounts for questionable activity and contact us.

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