When accessing Wescom.org you will notice the browser’s website address bar includes an added level of visual verification confirming you are accessing the true Wescom.org site.
On Internet Explorer the address bar turns green and displays “Wescom Central Credit Union.” On Safari, Firefox, and Chrome you will notice a green lock followed by “Wescom Central Credit Union.” This technology is intended to give users an extra visual level of confirmation of the site displayed as it can’t be duplicated by fraudsters.
Example display on Internet Explorer:
Your savings are secure at Wescom Credit Union. Our highly trained staff uses the latest procedures and most effective security programs to ensure the safety of your money. Plus, your savings at Wescom are insured by the NCUA to at least $250,000.
Because criminals never sleep, Wescom is always scanning for fraud and other criminal attempts to steal your money and personal information. Unfortunately, financial institutions across the U.S. and around the world are seeing a spike in the amount of fraudulent activity and growing sophistication of these scams. Too often, the victims are tricked into helping these criminals.
Experts agree that fraud can only happen to you with YOUR participation. To better ensure the safety of your accounts, all members need to stay on the alert for fraud.
In short, everyone bears responsibility to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. There are simple things you can do to detect fraud and defend yourself. Click on the links below to learn more about how you and Wescom can protect your accounts and your identity.
Fraud is everybody's problem, but it's your job to avoid fraud. Read on to learn about some of the fastest-growing scams.
Take some simple precautions to protect your account. Guard your passwords, be wary of inquiries for confidential information, and take precautions whenever you access your account online.
Wescom will never call to request a security code that you may have received via text, call or email. However, a Wescom staff member may send you a code to validate your identity while on the phone with you.
Be cautious of calls or other methods to obtain these security codes from you. If you have received a call about a code and have or have not provided this information, please report this to us with this fraud report form.
Although money can sometimes be recovered, damage to a stolen identity is difficult to repair. Learn to protect your identity from online and real-world thieves.
If you will be traveling and plan on using your Wescom Visa® Credit or Debit Card, we recommend notifying Wescom 60 days prior to your departure. Changes in your spending habits and patterns can trigger a security alert with our fraud detection system, causing your card to be temporarily suspended.
Help keep the Internet safe for everybody. Learn to spot and report common online scams.
Banking on-the-go is convenient and easy — but it’s also important to know how to stay secure online while using your Wescom Mobile Banking App. Learn to protect your account for a more secure online banking experience.
A strong, hard-to-guess password—one you update on a regular basis but can easily remember—is one of your top defenses against banking and identity fraud. The next time you update your eBranch password, we’ll rate its strength to make sure you have the best protection against unauthorized access.