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How to spring clean your passwords

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 29th, 2019

By Camilo Ruiz Network security analyst at Dupaco Community Credit Union Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be limited to your home. Your passwords also need tidying from time to time to protect you and your accounts from identity theft and fraud.…

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Is this email legit? Here’s how to tell

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 12th, 2019

Several Dupaco Community Credit Union members have recently received an email alerting them that their Dupaco account will be deactivated on a specific date unless they click on a link to cancel the request. Here's the catch: The email did not…

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What you need to know about ATM skimmers

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • December 18th, 2018

The discovery of a fraudulent ATM card skimmer found on a Dupaco ATM on December 17 in Dubuque, Iowa, serves as a reminder that fraud comes in all forms. “Dupaco continuously inspects its branch ATMs, however, fraudsters can install and remove a…

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Think twice about that secret shopper offer

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 31st, 2018

If you were given the opportunity to get paid to shop, would you take it? Legitimate secret shopping gigs exist, but there are plenty of other “opportunities” that are nothing more than a scam. And unfortunately, many consumers fall victim…

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What you should know about free credit freezes

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 15th, 2018

Dupaco member Damian Janisch reads to his son, Xzavier, in their Dickeyville, Wis., home. Thanks to swift action by his financial cooperative, Janisch’s money—and his Dupaco accounts—were secured when he became a victim of identity theft. (S. Gassman photo) Read more…

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UnityPoint data breach: What to do next

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 13th, 2018

Recently one of Iowa's main hospital and clinic systems, UnityPoint Health, notified about 1.4 million patients that their information might have been breached by a phishing email attack. As data breaches become more common, regularly monitor your financial accounts and…

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Is the IRS really calling you?

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • August 10th, 2018

Have you received a phone call from a forceful, intimidating "IRS agent"?  Scammers often use the authoritative name of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to collect financial details—and cash—from victims. The IRS reports that phone calls from scammers impersonating IRS agents…

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How to spot a card skimmer

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • July 11th, 2018

Reports of a card skimmer found at a local gas station serves as a reminder that fraud comes in all forms. What is a card skimmer? A card skimming device is a piece of equipment fraudsters attach over card readers at ATMs…

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