Tips On How To Avoid Having CU's Identity Stolen
As there is no single entity dedicated to tracking phony credit union websites, it's up to every
* Ask your employees and members to watch for newspaper advertisements for imposter credit unions.
* If an advertisement is noted, contact the real credit union at its telephone number of record.
* If you see an advertisement for a credit union that looks suspicious, contact your state regulator.
* Maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date domain portfolio.
* Register key brand names as well as the credit union's name.
* Register names under all relevant domain names, including all top-level domains and country codes.
* Use reputable domain name registration authority. Use tools provided by a reputable internet brand protection
* Monitor all weblinks to ensure proper authorization, content, privacy, and security.
* Ensure that appropriate written contracts are in place with all authorized third parties.
* Ensure that proper disclosure notices are posted on the credit union's website.
* Take appropriate action against cybersquatters and other unauthorized operators to ensure continued control of
* If you can determine the ISP hosting the imposter/spoofed website, contact the Internet service provider to request
* If you have been victimized by a spoofed e-mail or website, you should contact your local law enforcement, US
* Also, if spoofed by email or website, file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Fraud Complaint Center at