Fraud & Security
Helping you stay protected
Keeping Your Information Secure
Consumer fraud is estimated to affect millions of adults every year. At Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union keeping your personal information and accounts secure is one of our most important responsibilities. We have strict security protocols in place and our dedicated staff are regularly trained on information security.
Criminals are becoming more and more sophisticated at collecting your personal information in efforts to commit fraud and capitalize on it at your expense. While we continue our defense to protect the data we have, there are steps you should be taking to protect yourself from fraud. Learn the warning signs and get the information you need to prevent fraud and identity theft. By being informed about the sources that thieves use to steal personal information, you can better protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Card Fraud Management
We use our debit and credit cards numerous times a day because it makes purchasing fast and easy. But with that high frequency of use, it is easy for our card information to fall into the hands of the wrong people. But we’ve got you covered with our Card Fraud Management solution.
We’ll notify you by text and/or automated phone call when questionable activity happens on your AFFCU Visa debit or credit card. It’s completely free and an added protection to keep you covered.
Learn more about how our card fraud works to keep you protected.
Stay Proactive To Remain Protected
Read from our library of articles with information and tips for protecting your personal information.
Important Tips For Securing Your Personal Information
How To Keep Your Devices Secure
Steps We've Taken To Protect You
Debit and credit cards are fast, convenient ways to pay. To ensure your cards are not compromised, we include card fraud management that alerts you to questionable transactions, allowing you to easily approve or decline a transaction.
Customize your own account security with account alerts. Set up email and text alerts to be notified about transactions, balances, and more. Review and customize your own account alerts in your AFFCU online banking account.
Consult these additional government agency resources for useful information on fraud and identity protection.
FTC Consumer Identity Theft Information
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
We’ve partnered with the Maryland & DC Credit Union Association (MDDCCUA) to offer our members free access to Senior Safeguard, an online, educational program developed to fight financial scams and fraud by teaching you how to stop and spot financial exploitation.
The online education modules cover the following topics:
- Planning for a Caregiver
- Becoming a Caregiver
- Expectations of a Financial Caregiver
- Preventing Elder Fraud