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We Want Our Members to be Safe Online

We Want Our Members to be Safe Online

Last Friday’s “Ransomwear” attack on computers around the globe is the latest reality check on how well protected- or not protected- digital users are in today’s world. As a Central Oregon financial institution with many thousands of members who choose to access their account information and finances through their laptop, phone, tablet or desktop, we …

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Credit-Debit Card Security Tips

Credit, Debit Card Security Tips for Consumers

With “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” happening, the holiday shopping frenzy gets its traditional jumpstart in November…However, some data suggests that consumers are more at risk right before Christmas from having their cards compromised.According to the National Retail Federation’s annual spending survey, consumers will spend an average of $935.58 this holiday season, much of it …

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A Scam-Free Vacation

by Amy Hebert Consumer Education Specialist, FTC (June 27, 2014) Heading out of town? Make sure you come back with a nice post-vacation glow and not a case of identity theft. Here are some things you can do to lessen the chances you’ll be a victim. Limit what you carry. Take only the ID, credit …

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