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Keeping Your Accounts Safe and Protected from Hackers

With everything going on in the world, ID theft is one headache that you don’t need. Although it’s not fun to think about, there are safety precautions that all members should take to keep their AHFCU and other accounts safe.

Do:

  • Enable two-factor or multi-factor authentication on devices and accounts to safeguard them from being compromised.
  • Sign up for eStatements to stop identity thieves from stealing sensitive information from your mailbox. Log in to online banking to enroll.
  • Do take advantage of AHFCU’s FREE Identity Theft Protection (available to all members with Value and Dividend Checking Accounts).
  • When possible, select credit vs. debit transactions when making purchases with your EMV-enabled AHFCU Debit MasterCard.
  • Have your paychecks directly deposited into your AHFCU checking account to prevent a physical check from getting lost or stolen.
  • Change passwords every 60 days.
  • Periodically changing your Debit PIN is also a good idea. You can do so by calling 800.290.7893.

Don’t:

  • Don’t carry your social security card in your wallet.
  • Don’t use the same password for all accounts.
  • Don’t use common passwords or phrases, such as “Password1!” or “123456.”
  • Don’t reuse the same passwords for multiple accounts.
  • Don’t store passwords in written form or in an insecure phone app like a notepad.
  • Don’t give your password to anyone. AHFCU will never ask members for this information.