Privacy and Online Security
Unauthorized access or attempts to upload information and/or change information on this web site is strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1001 and 1030.
Protecting the privacy and security of your personal information is one of our top priorities.
Privacy is the confidentiality you expect when sharing important personal information with us.
Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft
New technology has helped make our lives a little easier. It has also created new opportunities for fraud and identity theft.
The good news is you can protect yourself against these crimes that could steal your money, your credit rating and even your identity. By gaining an understanding of these issues and working with reputable companies that respect your privacy and security, you can enjoy financial security and peace of mind.
If you are a member of VAPR FCU and think you have been a victim of fraud or identity theft, please contact us immediately for assistance.
For additional help:
Contact the Federal Trade Commission for more information about completing an ID Theft Affidavit. You can visit them online at: http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft
Contact the fraud departments of the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your credit file. Call them or visit them online.
Equifax » 1-800-525-6285
Trans Union » 1-800-680-7289
Experian » 1-888-397-3742
Take these steps to help protect yourself:
Use caution when disclosing your personal information to anyone. Be sure you know who you are dealing with when giving out information. VAPR FCU will not call or e-mail you asking you to verify information we already have in our records.
Examine and reconcile all your account statements promptly. Report discrepancies immediately. Store old statements in a secure place.
Report lost or stolen checks immediately. Store unused or canceled checks in a secure place.
Check your mail. If you haven't received mail for a few days, you may be the victim of mail diversion fraud. If you suspect your address has been changed without your permission, contact the post office. If you have not received your regular bills as expected, call the company to find out why.
Don't carry around sensitive information, such as your or your children's Social Security cards, with you in your wallet. unless necessary.
Destroy any pre-approved offers to which you do not respond.
Notify us if you have received suspicious calls inquiring about your VAPR FCU account information.