Security Information


Tips on how to avoid the Internet scam known as phishing.

  • If you receive an unexpected email saying your account will be shut down unless you confirm your billing information, do not reply or click any links in the email body.
  • Before submitting financial information through a Web site, look for the "lock" icon on the browser's status bar. It means your information is secure during transmission.
  • If you are uncertain about the information, contact the company through an address or telephone number you know to be genuine.
  • If you unknowingly supplied personal or financial information, contact your bank and credit card company immediately.
  • Suspicious email can be forwarded to, and complaints should be filed with the state attorney general's office or the FTC at

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information to commit fraud or other crimes. It affects millions of people each year and can take years to sort out plus be very costly to repair the damage caused. Don't make it easy to become a victim.

Don't make it easy to become a victim.

  • Don't give out your personal info over the phone, through mail, or internet
  • Never click on links sent in unsolicited emails
  • Monitor your credit report at least annually for inconsistencies and fraud

To protect our members from Identity Theft, Compass Financial Federal Credit has partnered with IDSafeChoice Plus Credit Monitoring Program.

The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. In fact, you or someone you know may have experienced some form of identity theft.

Deter identity thieves by safeguarding your information.

  • Shred documents with personal information before discarding
  • Don't give out your Social Security number or other personal information unless you know who you're dealing with

Detect suspicious activity by routinely monitoring your financial accounts and billing statements.

  • Inspect your credit reports, financial statements and bills regularly for activity you did not authorize or expect

Defend against ID theft as soon as you suspect it.

  • Place a "Fraud Alert" on your credit reports
  • Close the affected accounts
  • File a police report
  • Report ID theft to the FTC

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