Phishing: Don't Get Caught!
Have you ever gotten an unsolicited email that looked an awful lot like it came from a company that you do business with, asking you to "click here and update your account information"? A word of advice...DON'T! It's called phishing.
Some unsavory folks have figured out how to bamboozle unsuspecting web users into revealing their personal information — credit card numbers, checking account info, social security number — so that they can steal their identities (and their money). So if an email is unsolicited and looks suspicious, delete it. And if you're not sure, call the company and ask if they sent it. It'll only take a minute and it could save you a lot of heartache (and cash).
ID Theft Prevention
Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft
Even if your information was not compromised, following these steps can help prevent identity theft or catch it early to prevent further damage:
- Monitor your accounts 24/7 with Nordstrom FCU’s online banking. It is free to use and will give you peace of mind knowing that you can always be in the know about your accounts.
- Review your credit report regularly for suspicious or unknown activity. Normally, members can receive a free credit report from the three major bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) through annualcreditreport.com. However, through April 2021, the three major bureaus are offering free weekly online reports.
- Nordstrom FCU members can add a password to their account. We will ask you for your password each time you call in to transact or visit a branch.
- If you are worried that your information was compromised, add a fraud alert or credit freeze to your credit reports by contacting each of the major bureaus:
Frequently Asked Questions
I notice some suspicious activity on my Nordstrom FCU account. What should I do?
Please contact us immediately at (206) 774-2900 so that we can assist you.