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JSC Shred Event Results

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Our Shred Event at the Johnson Space Center helped save 60 Trees

In an effort to help save Johnson Space Center employees from potential identity fraud, NASA Federal Credit Union sponsored the JSC Shred Event on April 3, 2014. The event enjoyed a great turnout, lots of enthusiasm, and tremendous results, with over 3.5 tons of paper collected for shredding in less than 3 hours. But that’s not all!

Aside from significantly cutting down on potential identity fraud,  the shred event also helped preserve the environment. See for yourself:

Environmental Savings

Financial Value

60 Trees Saved

$15,000

24,500 Gallons of Water Saved

$110

14,350 KW of Energy Saved

$1,150

201 Pounds of Pollutants Kept from Atmosphere

$1,010

18 Cubic Yards of Landfill Saved

$900

TOTAL FINANCIAL VALUE

$18,210

NASA Federal was thrilled to help Johnson Space Center employees avoid potential identity fraud – all while helping the environment.

Shred Event

Did you know that identity theft and information-based fraud are two of the fastest growing crimes in the US?

Don’t become a victim of identity theft! Join us for the Shred Event on April 30, 2014.

Attend and shred:

  • Old bills
  • Old bank records
  • Old credit card statements
  • Old paystubs
  • Canceled checks and receipts

BONUS: Help save the environment as you help save yourself from identity theft: All shredded materials will be recycled!

RSVP NOW

Heartbleed Bug: Your NASA FCU Accounts are Not Affected

You may have heard the news reports regarding security vulnerability called Heartbleed. The Heartbleed Bug affects OpenSSL-an open source software widely used to encrypt Web communication.

First, we want to assure you that your NASA Federal Credit Union accounts are not affected by the Heartbleed Bug.

Do Our Members Need to Take Action?

NASA FCU Member Accounts have not been affected however we always encourage members to routinely change their passwords and to continue to take proactive steps towards protecting their personal information from fraud. We also encourage members to be cautious of what sites they visit, sign on to, and what links they click since these may be unsecure.

Members can visit the NASA FCU Security Center for more information on protecting themselves from fraud, as well as the steps NASA FCU takes to keep their information secure.

More information on the Heartbleed SSL can be found at www.heartbleed.com.

Cherry Blossom Run 2014

On April 6, 2014, approximately 64 NASA FCU volunteers, 64 community volunteers and 14 NASA FCU runners participated in the 10-Mile Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run. Each year, the event brings together credit unions from across the country in support of the Children’s Miracle Network.

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How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Data breaches at retail establishments and universities seem to be abundant these days. And if you’re like most of us, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to help protect yourself—and your credit—from prying eyes.

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, there is an important tool you may consider: a credit freeze—or security freeze—on your credit report. By employing a credit freeze, you essentially restrict access to your credit report.

The reason this tool is so effective is that creditors must review your credit report before approving new accounts. If they are unable to access your credit file, they are unlikely to extend credit. As a result, restricting access to your credit report puts the brakes on identity thieves who would open new accounts in your name.

To place a freeze on your credit reports, you’ll need to contact each of the nationwide credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Be prepared to share with them your name, address, date of birth, Social Security number and other personal information. There are also fees for this service. They are based on your address, but they typically are only between $5 and $10.

A credit freeze does not affect your credit score or prevent you from getting your free annual credit report. You can still open new accounts, apply for jobs, rent an apartment, and buy insurance, but you’ll need to lift the freeze temporarily, either for a specific time, or for a specific party, say, a potential landlord or employer. The cost and lead times to lift a freeze vary, so it’s best to check with the credit reporting company in advance.

Although a credit freeze is an effective tool, it won’t prevent a thief from making charges to your existing accounts. You still need to monitor all bank, credit card and insurance statements for fraudulent transactions.

A Message from Last Years Scholarship Winner

Taylor Reeves

Thank you, NASA FCU, for the scholarship! The money will help me out a lot as I pursue my undergraduate degree in marketing and advertising. I hope to keep in touch and update you on my progress this fall.

— Taylor Reeves
Mitchell-Beall-Rosen Memorial Scholarship Recipient