Protecting Yourself

Transportation FCU offers the following services to our members to help keep them better informed and to assist them in making wise financial decisions:

Consumer Information

 

Better Business Bureau

You'll find information on investing, donating, purchasing, and many other topics.

Home and Family Finance Resource Center

Get regularly updated personal financial information.

Federal Consumer Information Center

This site provides full text versions of hundreds of federal consumer publications on topics such as cars, money, health, travel, employment, and much more. View them free or purchase printed copies at the online ordering site!

Federal Trade Commission

Find a lot of information on automobiles, children's issues, identity theft, homes, credit, and much more.

Social Security Online

Request an estimate of your future Social Security benefits, apply for a new or replacement card, or get information on benefits programs.

Credit Reporting Agencies

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months.

The three nationwide consumer reporting companies have set up a central website, a toll-free telephone number, and a mailing address through which you can order your free annual report.

To order, visit annualcreditreport.com or call 877-322-8228.

 

ChexSystems

The ChexSystems network is made up of member banks and credit unions that regularly contribute information on mishandled checking and savings accounts to a central location. This information is shared among member institutions to help them assess the risk of opening new accounts. You can order a free ChexSystems report online.

Identity Theft
 

Federal Trade Commission

This is the national site for federal governmental awareness and response to this terrifying problem.

National Consumers League's Internet Fraud Watch

This is a comprehensive site covering all areas of fraud.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse offers consumers a unique opportunity to learn how to protect their personal privacy. Their publications provide in-depth information on a variety of informational privacy issues, as well as practical tips on safeguarding personal privacy.