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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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2018 Scholarship Applications Available2/22/2018

TruStar Federal Credit Union is pleased to once again offer its annual scholarship program to local high school students. Financing a college education can be diffiGroup of college studentscult 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.

Below you will find links for the eligibility requirements as well as an application for the scholarships.

Applications should be turned into your local branch or mailed no later than April 19, 2018 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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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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Helping Harvey Victims Without Getting Scammed9/5/2017

Hurricane Harvey has wrought more devastation than any natural disaster in the U.S. over the last decade. The death count is still climbing, thousands of people have lost their homes, and the estimated cost of relief is currently topping $10 billion.

The news reports recounting the stories of Houston residents whose lives have been upturned by the storm can really tug at your heart. In fact, you may be moved enough to open your purse strings and donate whatever you can to help the victims of this horrific hurricane.

Unfortunately, though, that's exactly what many scammers are counting on. When emotions run high, they know they can count on your caution to be thrown to the winds and your wallet to be thrown wide open.

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How Does the IRS Contact Taxpayers?8/3/2017

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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6 Ways to Save on your Summer Vacation6/29/2017

The ocean is calling - and so is the open road. Your dream vacation awaits! But first, you need to work out the financial details. How are you going to pay for your getaway? How much can you realistically spend? Where is the money for your vacation going to come from?

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Newlyweds: Don't Let Financial Stress Take the Cake6/14/2017

There are so many things to think about when you're just married, or about to be, and no one would rate finances as the most exciting of them. In fact, studies show that money (not relatives) is the number one reason couples argue. Those financial arguments are one of the top predictors of divorce.

So, how can you avoid becoming a statistic? Here are some tips.

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