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Awareness is your best defense against scams, phishes, and hoaxes.

The information below provides an overview of internet safety and scams. It is not all inclusive and we encourage you to continue your education beyond what is provided here.

Perhaps the greatest threat to your account information is giving your member number and/or password to another individual. Please remember:

  • No one except a joint account holder needs to know your member number and/or password.
  • No employee of HVFCU will ever ask you for your Internet Banking password information. Call us immediately at 845.463.3011 / 800.468.3011 if any person, whether an HVFCU employee or not, attempts to learn your password.

A phish generally describes an email that appears to come from an institution with which you may or may not have a business relationship, and intends to get you to disclose personal account information (such as mother’s maiden name, credit card account information, bank account number, PIN code, or a variety of other sensitive information). Links within the email take you to a fake website that usually looks authentic because it uses graphics from the institution’s real website.

HVFCU, like many financial institutions, has a policy that we will never send an email to you asking for your personal account information. Regardless of whether or not institutions you deal with have this policy, you should make it your policy to never disclose your personal account information based on an email request. This applies to phone solicitations as well. Remember that your institution has your account information and won’t need to ask you for it.

To learn more about phishing, please refer to the additional information below:


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ph: 845.463.3011 / 800.468.3011

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