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ID Theft

Identity theft is a billion dollar business for thieves and a billion dollar loss for the rest of us. As a result, recent regulation enacted by the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) requires that we put in place additional measures to safeguard your account and our financial institution.

In response to the growing problem of identity theft and fraud, GECU offers a professional identity theft recovery service for just $1.50 per month. This fee may be deducted from either your primary savings or checking account on the first of each month. Please see a Member Service Representative for more details.

As we undertake these additional security measures to safeguard our organization, we also want to add additional value to our relationship with our accountholders. Therefore we have arranged for these benefits to extend to all types of identity theft that you may experience – covering both financial and non-financial fraud. In addition, these benefits are extended to all named accountholders and 3 generations of your family – including your spouse, children and parents.

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Fully-Managed Identity Recovery – How It Works

If you or your family member suspects identity theft, or personal information becomes compromised as a result of a lost purse or wallet, a break-in, lost laptop or notification of a data breach, we can help. Simply contact Greater Eastern Credit Union, and a representative will verify your information, and securely submit your case to a Personal Recovery Advocate, who will contact you directly.

This trained and certified identity restoration professional will place fraud alerts at the three major credit bureaus for you; help you access services to watch for signs of identity theft; and access your credit reports and conduct a threat assessment to determine if any identity theft has occurred.

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Learn More about Identity Theft

Identity theft is defined as the process of using someone else’s personal information for your own personal gain. ID theft can happen to anyone, and it can come in all shapes and sizes. According to the FTC, there are more than 30 types of identity theft affecting millions of Americans each year. Your credit card digits could be stolen and used to make online purchases; a thief could impersonate you to open up a loan in your name; a felon could commit a crime and pretend to be you when caught; or someone could use your personal information to apply for a job.

To learn more about this growing problem, and to learn how to protect yourself against its devastating effects, visit