Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Debit Card Fraud - Steps and Protection

On June 15, 2011 The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran an article by Teresa Dixon Murray titled, "Cleveland debit card spree getting bigger as more than 1 dozen banks, credit unions affected."

The article starts, "The local debit card fraud breach that was discovered last month is much wider than first realized, striking just about every major bank in the area and some of the biggest credit unions across Northeast Ohio."

Click here to read the entire article.

Eaton Family Credit Union wants you to do the following if you think you are a victim of fraud and specifically debit card fraud.
  • Fill out a police report with your local police department.
  • Contact us or call 800-264-5578 anytime to discuss debit card fraud concerns.
Here are some options we will discuss to ensure your account is safe and will remain safe.
  • Monitor your account daily with home banking, MATT Line TouchTone Teller or EFCU Mobile.
  • If applicable remove automatic overdraw services including automatic transfer from shares and money market and ODP Member Courtesy.
  • Lower your daily limit on debit cards.