Tag: Coronavirus

We’re With You During These Difficult Times

Wednesday, July 1, 4:00 p.m. Attention SCU Members: We will temporarily close the lobby at our O’Fallon Branch beginning Thursday, July 2. The Drive-Up will remain open during regular business hours for your convenience. Again, we appreciate your understanding. For updates regarding branch availability, visit our locations page. Also see our COVID-19 Resources page Wednesday,…

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Top 5 Ways Fraudsters Try to Steal Your Information with Phishing

Cybercriminals are counting on us to be distracted and let our guard down. If we do, they can trick us into handing over our personal or financial information using one of their favorite tactics – phishing. You might be familiar with email phishing but it’s not the only type of phishing you could experience. Criminals…

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Don't Toss Your Junk Mail It May Be Your Stimulus Payment

Don’t Toss That Junk Mail – It Might be Your Stimulus Payment

Four million Americans are receiving their Economic Impact Payment in the form of a prepaid debit card – and many are mistaking it for junk mail. Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began sending out Economic Impact Payments (EIP) as prepaid debit cards. The cards arrive in plain white…

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What Should I Do with My Stimulus Check?

The stimulus checks promised in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act have been landing in checking accounts and mailboxes around the country. The $1,200 granted to most middle class adults is a welcome relief during these financially trying times. Many recipients may be wondering: What is the best way to use this…

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Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Scams

Protect Yourself from Scams During the COVID-19 Crisis

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many that are facing challenges, both financial and otherwise. Unfortunately, these challenges have created opportunities for fraudsters to prey on those who are scared or in need. Here are some of the COVID-19 related scams we are seeing, along with some tips on how to reduce your…

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