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New Identity Theft Marketing Resources Available

Summer travel can also mean increased exposure of your members to potential identify theft. We developed turn key marketing tools to help you put members’ minds at ease.

Vero Launches Exclusive Identity Theft Fully Managed Recovery for Elder Credit Union Members

Your Strategic Link partner Vero has a solution to help your elder members. ElderIDPro is an exclusive identify theft fully managed recovery product.

What Your Credit Union Needs to Know About Cyber Security Dangers and Data Breach Protection

Join this free educational webinar to learn how you can protect your credit union, your members, and your assets from fraud, theft, and liability—presented by Vero.

Northwest Credit Unions Boost Breach and Fraud Protection with Vero Partnership

Vero, a leading provider of identity theft and data breach protection and recovery services, is offering its services to Northwest credit unions through a partnership with Strategic Link.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Gesa Credit Union hosts identity theft seminars, online voting continues for Advantis GROW Fund, and Central Oregon credit unions collaborate as title sponsors of annual fundraising duck race.

Identity Theft: How to Avoid It, and What To Do If You Become a Victim

Recent data breaches at Target and other retailers have been in the news a lot, but identity theft can take many forms. Do your members know how to prevent identity theft? Do they know what to do if their personal or financial information is compromised? Check out these great strategies from CSCU – and pass them along to members now!

Strategic Link Question of the Week

One in twenty Americans—12.6 million people—was victimized by ID theft last year, with fraud losses of nearly $10 billion reported. Our Strategic Link question of the week addresses possible solutions.

FTC Issues Amended Rule on Identity Theft ‘Red Flags’

The FTC published an interim final rule on identity theft “red flags” that narrows the definition of a creditor to ensure the rule’s consistency with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

CUNA Offers Security Videos to Help Comply with FFIEC Guidelines for Consumer Education

Through a new partnership between CUNA and Stickley on Security, credit unions have access to discounted identity theft education materials, which Kelly Ferguson said have provided “a great upgrade to our member education program” at Numerica Credit Union.

The IRS Hosts Two Free Webinars in May

The IRS is hosting a pair of free webinars in May to help financial institutions stay safe, sound and compliant. The first will focus on identity theft and online fraud, with the second covering employment law.

IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012

The IRS has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.

Identifying Identity Theft

The economic cost of identity theft to members and credit unions is staggering, and the problem is only growing. What can you do to protect your identity?