Security and Alerts
Fraud is a lucrative business, which is why it’s on the rise. Whether it’s in person, on the phone, through email or on the internet, knowing how to safe guard your personal information will help protect your identity, and your money.
Fraud is on the rise and this trend will continue to be a concern moving forward. As your Credit Union, we are committed to providing you with the most advanced fraud protection solutions available.
We have been notified by the Maine Credit Union League that there has been increased volume of fraudsters spoofing Maine credit union phone numbers and impersonating employees.
As you are likely aware, Equifax reported a data breach late last week, with as many as 143 million Social Security numbers, names and addresses from the company’s credit files potentially at risk. Though this breach was not related in any way to Midcoast Federal Credit Union, our commitment is to helping you navigate through this serious event. We’ve compiled a summary for our members, as well as links and resources to help you learn more, and take action to protect your identity and information.
Spring and summer vacation season is upon us, and if you're traveling far from home, you probably want to do all you can to make sure your wallet or purse doesn't end up in the wrong hands. But according to a recent Experian ProtectMyID survey, 30% of travelers have experienced identity theft while away from home or know someone who has.
It's best to take steps now to keep control of your sensitive information. Here are some ways you can protect yourself on your next trip.