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January 27, 2009

The drive thrus at all of our Centers will be closing this evening at 5 PM due to the inclement weather in the Indianapolis area. We apologize for the inconvenience. Drive safely....

January 26, 2009

My parents came to our house on Saturday to see my wife and I and our seven-week old son. I got up early that morning and made chili for everyone and we were enjoying a candid conversation over lunch. My wife's phone was in the other room and she heard it notify her that she had a text message....

January 22, 2009

On Saturday, January 24th from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm, our phone system will be unavailable due to a service upgrade. MoneyLine will be unavailable during this time. Our website, online banking, and ATMs will still be functional during this period. If you have any questions, please contact Member Se...

January 22, 2009

We're still gathering ideas for our 2009 member education seminar series. If you have a suggestion for a seminar or something you'd like to learn about in the coming year, send me an e-mail at mhostetler@fcfcu.com or leave a comment below....

January 21, 2009

Continuing with our series on how you can best avoid identity theft, here are some common ways that ID theft can occur.Dumpster DivingSkilled identity thieves may rummage through trash looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it.SkimmingIdentity thieves may steal your ...

January 15, 2009

The credit union has become aware of yet another illegitimate fraud attempt targeting our members. The method this time is through text messaging. Financial Center does not send out any text alerts or text messages to members. Please be advised that if you receive a message from someone posing as F...

January 14, 2009

One of our service promises at the credit union is to make it easy to do business with us. Keeping that in mind, here are some useful tips on how to drive in snow and ice to ensure that you get to our Centers safely this Winter. Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. Yo...

January 13, 2009

In the midst of the latest phishing and vishing scams targeting our credit union, here are some tips on how you can best avoid identity thieves. The best way to deter identity thieves is by safeguarding your information.Shred financial documents and paperwork with personal information before you dis...

January 12, 2009

This morning we have become aware of a vishing scam targeting our credit union. Members and nonmembers are being called and alerted that their debit card has been compromised. This is illegitimate and false.Our staff at FCFCU is currently working to shut down the source of these phone calls.Your acc...

January 09, 2009

Our credit union has been notified of a phishing scam that is currently taking place.Financial Center does not contact its members via e-mail to verify or request account numbers, PINs, or other security information. If you receive an e-mail requesting personal information, consider it fraudulent. D...

January 08, 2009

This Sunday, January 11th, from 7:30 am until 1:00 pm, our website and our online banking system will be unavailable due to system maintenance. We apologize for this inconvenience....

January 08, 2009

On Smart Spending, an MSN Money blog, Karen Datko listed ten reasons why you should try and join a credit union. Here are her ten reasons.Better interest rates on loansPersonal loans are more likelyBetter interest rates on depositsLower feesFewer customers, better relationshipsFewer customers, so yo...

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