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Debit Cards Blocked in GA & TX          December 19, 2014

As a result of the several security breaches with various merchants over the past year, RMECU has been experiencing a significant amount of fraudulent debit card transactions originating in the state of Georgia and Texas.

To protect our members and the credit union, we have blocked transactions originating in Georgia and Texas processed as signature swiped. If you are going to be traveling to these or any other state, please notify us with the dates of your travels so we can update your account properly and you can use your RMECU debit card without any issues.


Enhanced Fraud Protection on Debit Cards 

We have partnered with First Data to better protect you against debit card fraud. If you get a call from Card Member Services or Transaction Review Department on behalf of Racine Municipal Employees Credit Union - do not be alarmed. This is not a scam.  They are simply calling to verify transactions on your debit card that are potentially suspicious or fraudulent. They will not ask for your card number or account number; they have all that on file. In the event that a transaction is fraud, please call the credit union as well so we can reissue your card and reimburse you for the transactions. 


Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem all over the world and member's of our Credit Union have been effected by it as well. It's important to be careful in giving out any personal information in order to prevent it from being used by someone else.  If you believe that your personal information has been compromised or want to learn more about prevention, please stop in and ask us. We would be happy to help. Here are some quick tips to avoid problems:

  • Only give out your information to people you trust.
  • Store your information in a safe place. For example, don't leave items with your personal information in your car.
  • Don't allow people that aren't on your account to use your debit or credit card.  


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