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Helpful Tips & Reminders

Security Center

Greenwood Credit Union takes the security of our members’ information very seriously. Identity theft and fraud are serious concerns today, but by following some simple best practices, you can significantly reduce the risk of becoming a victim. Here are some essential tips to help protect your identity and safeguard your financial accounts:

Keep Your Personal Information Secure

  • Never share your account credentials, passwords, or PINs with anyone, including friends and family.
  • Use caution when sharing personal information online, especially on social media platforms.
  • Shred documents containing sensitive information before disposing of them, such as bank statements, bills, and credit card offers.
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Use Strong and Unique Passwords

  • Create strong passwords for your online banking and other accounts, using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters.

  • Avoid using easily “guessable” information such as birthdates, names of family members, or common words.

  • Use as many different passwords as possible with regards to online accounts to prevent a single security breach from compromising multiple accounts.

Monitor Your Accounts Regularly

  • Regularly review your bank statements, credit card statements, and other financial accounts for any unauthorized transactions or suspicious activity.

  • Report any discrepancies or fraudulent charges to Greenwood Credit Union immediately.


Be Wary of Attempts to obtain your identity

  • – Be cautious of emails, texts, or phone calls asking for personal or financial information, even if they appear to be from legitimate sources.
  • Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unfamiliar or suspicious sources.
  • If you receive a suspicious communication claiming to be from Greenwood Credit Union, contact us directly using (401) 739-4600.

Secure Your Devices

  • Keep your computer, smartphone, and other devices updated with the latest security patches and antivirus software.

  •  Use secure Wi-Fi networks when accessing sensitive information, and avoid conducting financial transactions on public or unsecured networks.

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Protect Your Credit/Debit Cards and Documents

  • Keep your debit cards, credit cards, and identification documents in a secure location, such as a wallet or safe.

  • Never leave your cards or documents unattended or in plain sight, especially in public places.


By following these security tips and remaining vigilant, you can help protect yourself against identity theft and fraud. Remember, if you ever suspect that your identity or accounts have been compromised, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately for assistance at (401) 739-4600.