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Fraud & Security

How You Can Help Fight Fraud

Hershey FCU cares for our members safety and security. 

Here are a few tips to protect your identity in the New Year:

  • Safeguard your information. Be aware of phishing emails and social engineering attacks.
  • Hershey FCU will never ask our members for their personal information, including passwords, in a phone call, text, or email that you did not initiate.
  • Hershey FCU will never need to contact a member for information already existing in your account, such as your account number, SSN, birthdates, etc. This information will already be provided by you upon account opening.
  •  Do NOT follow an unexpected link from Hershey FCU without verifying the sender. We recommend you always type in our web address or call us directly to verify member messages.

Report a lost or stolen debit card as soon as possible

Has your card been lost or stolen? Either call 1-888-297-3416 or 717-533-9174 for assistance.

Report unauthorized transaction on your account as soon as possible

As soon as you discover unauthorized transactions on your account call us at 717-533-9174 to prevent additional unauthorized transactions.

Receive fraud alerts on all Visa cards

All Hershey FCU Visa debit and credit cards are enabled with fraud protection alerts that are separate from the ones listed above and are automatically enabled on all cards. Keeping your contact information up-to-date with Hershey FCU allows our fraud department to contact you as soon as suspected fraud is detected on your cards.

Get mobile banking alerts

When you are logged into mobile banking, you can set up account alerts by clicking the alerts tab. Learn more about mobile banking.

Enroll in Verified by Visa®

In addition to our other ways of preventing, detecting, and resolving fraud, we offer Verified by Visa, a free, simple-to-use service that confirms your identity with an extra password when you make an online transaction. It's easy and only takes a few moments to activate your credit card. You can activate right here on the secure Visa Verified by Visa site.

8 simple tips to fight fraud

  • Immediately report lost or stolen cards
  • Cover your ATM PIN pad when entering your number
  • Choose a credit and debit card PIN that is difficult to guess, but easy for you to remember
  • Do not reply to any email, text or phone requests for your social security number, credit or debit account number or any other personal information
  • Monitor your credit report, credit and debit card accounts and statements for unauthorized transactions
  • Shred all credit and debit card statements or financial documents before you throw them away
  • Before making purchases online with your credit or debit card, make sure the website is secure and the company is reputable
  • Update anti-virus and spyware software regularly

Keep your computer up-to-date on software and security

Credit Union members that run legacy operating systems and browsers such as Windows XP & Internet Explorer 6 will not be able to access Internet Branch due to recent security threats targeted at the legacy products.

Important websites to help fight fraud

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