Data Breaches Continue to Make Headlines: Here's What You Should Know
Businesses both large and small continue to make headlines for data security incidents. For example, Capital One recently revealed that they experienced a data breach, potentially impacting 100 million individuals. And if you live in New Mexico, you probably also heard Presbyterian Healthcare Services experienced a data breach. But, before we go any further, we want to assure you that no U.S. Eagle data is part of these breaches. However, you should always stay aware and alert when there is breaking news about data breaches, so you can better protect yourself and your family.
About the Breaches
Capital One has created a website where consumers can get more information on the situation. In addition, Capital One says they will notify affected individuals through a variety of channels and will make free credit monitoring and identity protection available to everyone affected.
More information on the Presbyterian data breach can be found on their website, including the scope of the incident and what information may have been exposed.
How We Can Help
We take the security of your finances and personal identity seriously, which is why we provide a variety of programs and resources to help you protect your information in the event of a data breach:
- Visa Zero Liability protection – your U.S. Eagle Visa® debit card and credit card come backed with Visa’s Zero Liability Protection. This means you won’t be held liable if your card number is used without your permission.
- U.S. Eagle’s Fraud Prevention Department – this is your credit union’s internal department that combats fraudulent activity, identify scammer’s schemes and tactics, and keep your paycheck where it belongs. If you have any questions concerning fraud or think you may be a victim of fraud, call U.S. Eagle’s Fraud Prevention Department at (505) 342-8871.
- Names and Contact Information for Credit Reporting Agencies – did you know you are entitled to receive a free credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies every year? By staggering the reports throughout the year, you can continuously monitor your personal and financial identity.
- Online educational resources – learn how to protect yourself from consumer fraud and identity theft by watching our short 5-minute video, available in our new Financial Wellness Center.
To provide you the latest news and tips in the fight against fraud, we add new security content to our blog and social media channels every month. Stay Informed, stay alert, and always review your account statements and transactions. Together, we can fight back at the fraudsters!