Recent threats in the news
8.25.20 – Fake banking websites
Always make sure you’re on the official website of your financial institution, especially when accessing your accounts or providing any information. Fraudsters attempt to set up sites that look like what you’re used to but the addresses will be different. Firsttechfed.com and banking.firsttechfed.com are the only legitimate First Tech addresses.
7.30.20 – Small businesses targeted for ID theft
Fraudsters are attempting to steal the IDs of business owners and use that information to apply for loans or transact on current financial accounts. Businesses that are still active but may not be operating because of COVID-19 are top targets.
7.15.20 – Criminals exploiting COVID-19 testing, cures and treatments
Antibody testing fraud is the latest scheme to separate you from your personal information and money. Be wary of any unsolicited offer promising results, even those claiming to be from government agencies.
How to avoid COVID cons
As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to evolve, fraudsters do too. Difficult times create an opportunity for scammers to frequently prey upon vulnerable individuals. Already, cybercriminals have devised numerous methods for defrauding people in connection with COVID-19.
Think before you give
There are millions of Americans who are financially struggling due to the fallout of COVID-19. Many of us want to help, and donating to a charity is a great way to do so. Unfortunately, fraudsters know this as well.
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Fraud and security FAQs
Why did I receive a text, email or phone call about suspected fraud on my credit or debit card?We are constantly monitoring credit and debit card transactions to identify and prevent fraud. If we notice something unusual on your account, we will attempt to contact you via a variety of channels including SMS, phone or email to determine if the suspicious transaction is authorized or not. We will never ask for account information, passwords, or other sensitive information via these unsecure channels. If you aren’t certain if the message is authentic, please contact us at 855.855.8805 to learn more.
Can I place a travel alert on my credit and/or debit cards?Yes, we actually recommend setting a travel alert on your cards to prevent our fraud monitoring system from blocking your card when they notice spending outside of your usual area. You can do this in Online Banking or from the First Tech app in the Manage Cards section.
How can I reset my Online Banking username or password?You can reset your Online Banking password by selecting the Forgot Password link next to the Password field after you’ve entered your username. From there, you're prompted to answer security questions. If you haven't set up authentication questions or need assistance with your username or password, please contact us at 855.855.8805 or visit your local branch.