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Say farewell to cardholder signatures on receipts

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • June 6th, 2018

Store checkout lines should be moving a little faster these days. The four major card networks—MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express—no longer require cardholder signatures for in-store credit and debit purchases. The only caveat: Visa still requires a signature if…

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Dupaco stops fraud in its tracks

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 20th, 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) After…

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Are you a victim of identity theft?

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 13th, 2018

If you’ve experienced identity theft, you know the frustration well. In an effort to make recovering from it a little easier, the Federal Trade Commission and Internal Revenue Service announced, in early April, a new project that allows people to report tax-related…

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Protecting your child from identity theft

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 16th, 2018

Parents are in the business of protecting their children. And safeguarding your children’s information to help prevent child identity theft comes with the territory. Children’s Social Security Numbers can be used to apply for credit cards and more—and it can take years…

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Keeping your cards safe while traveling

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 5th, 2018

Planning a spring break getaway from the cold? Before you leave the country, know how to avoid falling victim to fraud—so your vacation can remain just that. Before you go Choose your cards Plan to take more than one form…

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IRS warns of tax-related scams

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • February 23rd, 2018

Taxpayers aren’t the only ones hoping for a tax refund. “Fraudsters are constantly trying to steal identities,” says Jill Gogel, fraud services manager at Dupaco Community Credit Union. “And during tax season, they’re also going to try to steal tax…

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From one parent to another: Protect your mobile devices

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • January 5th, 2018

While Jacki Clasen’s young son and his friend played on a tablet last summer, the children created an Amazon wish list only kids could dream up: a swimming pool, televisions, stuffed animals and a pair of drivable kids’ vehicles—one for…

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Protecting aging parents from fraud

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • October 9th, 2017

Elder financial abuse has been called the fastest growing crime of the 21st century, according to the Credit Union National Association. “Our older generation is often more trusting of others and are easier for fraudsters to convince of their scams,”…

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