• Choose a password with a high percentage strength level, including upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and symbols.
• Never use your social security number, information found on your driver’s license, and try not to use a word found in a dictionary.
• Change your password every 90 days.
• Make your password easy to remember, but hard to guess. Do not share your password with anyone. If you have to write it down, store it in a safe place that only you can access.
• Install anti-virus and anti-malware software on your personal computer.
• Be sure to log out, never “X” out of the browser.
Phishing is the act of sending an email, phone call or text message in an attempt to get the recipient to visit a fraudulent website or call center and enter sensitive personal information. to fool the recipient by mimicking a legitimate business. Any information collected by the phisher is then used to steal the recipient’s money or identity.
When you know how to spot a scam, it's easier to protect yourself.
Phishing emails are usually sent in large batches. To save time, Internet criminals use generic names like “First Generic Bank Customer” so they don’t have to type recipients’ names out and send emails one-by-one. If you don’t see your name, be suspicious.
Even if a link has a name you recognize somewhere in it, it doesn’t mean it links to the real organization. Roll your mouse over the link and see if it matches what appears in the email. If there is a discrepancy, don’t click on the link. Also, websites where it is safe to enter personal information begin with “https” — the “s” stands for secure. If you don’t see “https” do not proceed.
The point of sending phishing email is to trick you into providing your personal information. If you receive an emails requesting your personal information, it is probably a phishing attempt.
Internet criminals want you to provide your personal information now. They do this by making you think something has happened that requires you to act fast. The faster they get your information, the faster they can move on to another victim.
If you receive a fake phone call, take down the caller’s information and report it to your local authorities. In the United States, use the FTC Complaint Assistant form.
If you receive a fake email, delete it immediately. Be sure to empty your trash so that you don’t accidentally open the link later.
Tulsa FCU will never ask you for any personal information including any account information or social security number via email. Email is a responsible way to deliver relevant product and service offers, regulatory information and rate updates, NOT to gather confidential member information.
We take every precaution to ensure your information remains confidential. The information you provide to us on our website is encrypted and protected with an encryption method called Secure Socket Layer (SSL). While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or open when you are just ‘surfing’.
In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect information about the use of our website. For example, our web server automatically logs which pages of our website our visitors view, their IP addresses and which web browsers our visitors use. Our website contains hyperlinks to other pages on our website. We may use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages on our website our visitors choose to view. The companies we contract with may allow us to use technology to collect transaction and site navigation information when you are on their website.
Links to other sites may be provided on our website for your convenience. You acknowledge and understand these sites may contain terms and privacy policies that are different from ours. By providing these links, we are not endorsing, sponsoring, or recommending such sites or the materials disseminated by or services provided by them, are not responsible for the materials, services, or other situations at or related to or from any other site, and make no representations concerning the content of sites listed in any of the web pages. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed in any search results or otherwise linked to our website. For example, if you “click” on a banner advertisement or a search result, your “click” may take you off our website. This may include links from advertisers, sponsors, and content partners that may use our logos as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. In addition, advertisers on the website may send cookies to users that we do not control. You may link to the home page of our website. However, you may not link to other pages of our website without our express written permission. You also may not “frame” material on our website without our express written permission. We reserve the right to disable links from any third-party.
If you feel your account or personal information may have been compromised or you have been charged for something you didn’t authorize, we’re here for you. Please visit our Fraud Center for additional information and helpful phone number.