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Making Travel Plans – Let Us Know

Posted on June 22, 2017

If you are traveling this summer, let us know of any Capitol Credit Union ATM or debit cards you will be using while you’re out of town.  If we see transactions that are out of your normal usage patterns, and we are unaware of your travel plans, we may block your card to prevent further suspicious transactions.  Make sure your contact information is up to date in case we do need to contact you regarding your accounts while you are traveling.

If you are traveling out of the country make note of the countries we currently block signature based transactions from, due to a high rate of fraud stemming from those countries.

We recommend you travel with several types of payment options, such as a debit card, credit card, and cash, in case one option doesn’t work at a particular place or merchant.

If you are planning on renting a car during your travels and would like to use your debit card as a payment method, please contact us prior to making payment arrangements with the agency as Capitol Credit Union blocks debit card transactions from car rental agencies as a result of certain car rental agencies’ policies and procedures.

If you don’t already have a debit card with your CCU checking account, contact us and we will be happy to order one for you.

If you are interested in a Capitol Credit Union credit card, you can apply online.

Capitol Credit Union also offers a MasterCard ® Travel Card, a prepaid card that can be reloaded up to 23 times and used almost anywhere MasterCard is accepted.  For more information on the MasterCard Travel Card, contact us.

Feel Secure When You Travel – Get Your Travel Card Today

Posted on June 21, 2017

Worried about traveling with a lot of cash or a card tied to your bank account? Frustrated exchanging currency or redeeming traveler’s checks in foreign countries? Ever lost your wallet on a trip? The travel card alleviates all these worries and lets you focus on more important things, like enjoying your vacation!

  • Use it anywhere debit cards are accepted, including internationally
  • Manage money on the go with text alerts
  • Get cash at ATMs
  • Reloadable for the life of the card
  • No credit check* – just load and go
  • Card and funds easily replaced if lost or stolen
  • Reload via direct deposit, in-branch, online, or at participating Western Union locations

Visa ® prepaid cards and MasterCard ® prepaid cards are issued by MetaBank ® , Member FDIC.

*Subject to identification verification. 

“Why I Always Tug on the ATM”

Posted on April 20, 2017

“Once you understand how easy and common it is for thieves to attach “skimming” devices to ATMs and other machines that accept debit and credit cards, it’s difficult not to closely inspect and even tug on the machines before using them. Several readers who are in the habit of doing just that recently shared images of skimmers they discovered after gently pulling on various parts of a cash machine they were about to use.” 

Read the entire informative blog post from KrebsOnSecurity.

Rapid Funding Homeowner Loan – $25,000

Posted on April 10, 2017

Here’s an opportunity to spark up your spring cleaning! With a Rapid funding loan, you can borrow up to $25,000 to remodel your patio, kitchen, bathroom and much more!* No home equity or lien required, great low rates and funds available within 24 hours of approval. For more details, give us a call at 512-477-9465.

*Subject to credit approval.

Save Money When You Refinance With CCU

Posted on April 10, 2017

If you recently bought an auto elsewhere*, we’d like to sweeten that deal! We’ll refinance your Auto, RV, Boat, Motorcycle and much more… At the low rates, you deserve!** Call us today at 512-477-9465 or click here to get started .

*For new loans only (not available for existing CCU Loans)

**Subject to credit approval.

Consumers Should be on Alert for Fraudulent NCUA Text Messages

Posted on September 6, 2016

The National Credit Union Administration has received additional consumer calls about suspicious text messages claiming to come from the agency.

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 from NCUA. The agency does not seek personal information through the internet or on the telephone.

Please contact NCUA’s Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-755-1030 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern if you receive one of these messages, as well as the credit union and local law enforcement.

You may also contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center. 

NCUA operates an online Fraud Prevention Center that offers information about avoiding frauds and scams on its website.

If you suspect you may have become a victim of identity theft because of this scam, you should immediately contact the three major credit bureaus and request a fraud alert be placed on your credit report: Equifax (888-766-0008), Experian (888-397-3742), and TransUnion (800-680-7289). 

Text Phishing Scam Alert

Posted on August 23, 2016

We have been made aware of a phishing scam circulating via text message from phone number 844-234-5445 or the National Credit Union Administration.

The message reads: “National Credit Union Administration Alert for (recipient’s phone number). Contact 844-234-5445.” 

This is NOT a communication from the NCUA or Capitol Credit Union. We do not seek personal information through the internet or on the telephone.

If you provided any information to these numbers or feel that your account information has been compromised in any way, please contact Capitol Credit Union immediately at 512-477-9465 or 800-486-4228. 

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