Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention

Fraud Alerts

Don’t become identity theft’s next victim.

There are simple precautions that will keep your identity safe. Please review the latest Fraud Alerts. This information is provided as a courtesy to assist SIU Credit Union members in protecting themselves from identity fraud and other criminal activities. Review the links and information on this page to learn how to protect your personal and financial information.

Fraud Awareness Resources

Verified by Visa

Your SIU Credit Union Visa Credit and Visa Debit cards are now equipped with Verified by Visa, a free online shopping protection feature. Simply create your password to protect your card from unauthorized online use. Go to

Fraud Alerts

Phishing: Don't take the bait

If you get an e-mail that looks like it's from SIU Credit Union or from another financial institution and it asks for any type of personal financial information, don't take the bait. It's not legitimate it's phishing, and it's fraud. Report it, then delete it.

SIU Credit Union will never solicit personal information over the Internet or phone.  Contact SIU Credit Union immediately if you have any questions or to report fraud. (800) 449-7301

Fraud Awareness Resources
  • National Credit Union Administration
    The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.
  • FDIC Consumer Protection Center
    Find resources provided by the FDIC to educate and protect consumers, revitalize communities, and promote compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act and fair lending laws.
  • FDIC Financial Privacy
    Understand financial privacy and how to protect yourself.
  • Federal Trade Commission
    Your National Resource for ID Theft. The FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection works For The Consumer to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace.  Select the Consumer Protection tab for more information.
  • is the product of more than two decades of consumer education and advocacy related to Internet and telemarketing fraud prevention from the National Consumers League.
  • is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.
    For additional information about preventing foreclosure, avoiding fraud scams and accessing approved counseling at no cost to you. Please visit


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