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Thwart ATM Skimmers

Every year sophisticated thieves steal millions of dollars from consumers by “skimming” their personal account information. Skimming, sometimes called “card cloning,” involves a thief installing a magnetic card reader, or skimmer, over the actual card reader at an ATM or gas pump. 

When you swipe your card, the skimming device steals the information and transmits it to a remote computer. The typical ATM skimmer is a device smaller than a deck of cards that fits over the existing card reader.

Most of the time, the attackers will also place a hidden camera somewhere in the vicinity with a view of the number pad in order to record personal-identification-numbers. The camera may be in the card reader, mounted at the top of the ATM, or even just to the side inside a plastic case holding brochures. Some criminals may install a fake PIN pad over the actual keyboard to capture the PIN directly, bypassing the need for a camera.

Luckily, you can take steps to avoid becoming a victim: 

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Don’t Let Money Worries Rob You of Sleep

Money worries are rampant among Americans.

A recent survey by Ohio State University found that 70% of the nearly 19,000 students surveyed reported feeling stressed about money. Half worried about not having enough money for daily expenses, and 60% were anxious about the cost of tuition.

But it’s not just college-age adults who worry about money. Another recent survey byCreditCards.com found that 62% of Americans were losing sleep over their financial problems.

The most common fears they expressed were not having enough money for retirement and educational expenses. If you find that money worries are keeping you up at night, here are some steps you can take:

1. Ask yourself some questions.

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Flood Preparedness

Southern Illinois has been affected by lots of rain with nowhere to go.  Some of our staff has been kind enough to offer their land and storage for your usage.

Locations for storage:

3D Auction Barn in Anna, IL

Land for equipment. Trailer available if furniture is needed to move. Depending on time of day, can possibly help load furniture and transport it using the trailer.
Point of Contact: Kasie 618-713-3275

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SIU Credit Union is closed! What do I do?

As a person that is on the go a lot, I find myself having to use alternate ATMs or services that SIU Credit Union offers quite often. Here are a few things that I like to use when I’m out of the office that may be helpful to you, you wonderful person you!

Away from home, but near a fee-free ATM!

Away from home, but near a fee-free ATM!

Shared ATM Networks & Shared Branching

I didn’t really utilize the convenience of a surcharge-free ATM until I was traveling to Orange Beach, AL, last May.

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SIU Credit Union Partners with Centerstone for the Holidays

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Centerstone residents and staff pose with SIU Credit Union staff to celebrate the holidays

Carbondale, IL- December 22, 2015 SIU Credit Union (SIU CU) partnered with Centerstone of Illinois this holiday season to adopt residents at a local group home.

SIU CU employees joined together and provided gifts, clothing, and a party for the eight residents at the group home located in Herrin, IL.  Employees gave not only monetary donations, but also their time shopping, wrapping, delivering packages, and celebrating with the residents.

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Make a deposit on your own time with our Mobile Banking App

Too busy to visit a branch during business hours? Deposit your check from the palm of your hand with our Mobile Banking App – anytime, anywhere. It’s free and easy!

Get Started

If you already have our mobile banking app downloaded, please make sure it’s updated. Updates are available through the App Store or Google Play.

Enroll for Mobile Deposit:

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