Equifax Cybersecurity Incident

Equifax CEO and Chairman, Rick Smith, reports in this video facts surrounding the Equifax Cyber Breach. On September 7, 2017, Equifax Inc., announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from… Read full post »

Dog DAZE of Summer

  Remember to bring your four-legged friends in. Don’t leave them in the car when you visit any PCFCU branch.  We have doggie treats that are guaranteed to get a woof of approval from even your most finicky pup — and water bowls to help hydrate the furry wonders. Here’s a picture of Oreo discovering the… Read full post »

New Phishing Scheme! Trickbot

Beware — there’s a new phishing scheme that’s running wild out there. It’s called trickbot.  It comes disguised as a bill from a financial institution, and the perpetrators are getting pretty clever about having it look right – the right graphics, right colors, etc. It’s going to be hard to know it’s not real. It… Read full post »

Be on the Alert for Fraudulent Text Messages Claiming to be From the N.C.U.A.

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA our governing body) has received consumer calls about suspicious text messages claiming to come from their agency (NCUA). The messages read: “National Credit Union Administration Alert for (recipient’s phone number). Contact 844-234-5445.” Other fraudulent phone numbers to be alert for are 855-340-1398 and 844-906-0773. These texts are not communications… Read full post »

GET YOUR BLUE ON for Child Abuse Awareness

National Blue Sunday – Sunday, April 24th Blue Sunday is a national child abuse prevention initiative whose mission is to inspire others to create their own child abuse prevention efforts. If everyone did a little we would see BIG results for children. Join churches and faith communities across the nation as they take the time in… Read full post »

The Human Advantage

When we say: discover the human advantage, we are talking about the fact that members get a real live human when they call, not some automated phone loop that requires both mega patience and a degree in technology to master. You will also see the human side of your credit union when you come into your favorite branch and… Read full post »

Telephone Scam — watch out

NCUA Warns Consumers about Telephone Scam Seeking Personal Information The National Credit Union Administration is warning members about a telephone scam in which members are contacted by a caller claiming to work for NCUA and asking for personal and financial information. The caller tells the member her or his credit card or debit card has been… Read full post »

ATM Skimmer Scammers… they are back

Thieves using ATM skimmers are back. Actually, they didn’t really ever leave. But they are back more aggressively than they have recently been. It’s been reported that over the last few months there has been a dramatic increase in the number of ATM skimmer cases in the Northwest.  Below is a link to an article, provided by one of… Read full post »

Traveling? Call us before you go.

Because there is SO much fraud in the credit/debit card world, we have security in place designed to protect members from misuse of their cards.  We, therefore, suggest that members call us prior to traveling out of state/country (before departing).  This lets us know that unexpected card transactions are, indeed, expected and not a case… Read full post »