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Free Trials and Tribulations

As you browse online, you probably see offers to try out cool products or services for free. This can be tempting and, many times, it’s okay to check them out. But some dishonest companies will bury the terms of their “free trial” offers in fine print or not disclose them at all. Their real goal...

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There are no “quick fixes” to clean up your credit

If you’re trying to clean up your credit, you’ll come across plenty of companies offering an easy fix. But any company promising instant results for a price is likely a scam. The FTC says Grand Teton is one of those companies. In its lawsuit, the FTC says Grand Teton tricked people into paying hundreds –...

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2019 Shred Events

1st Ed Credit Union held two free community shred events in 2019. Our first event was held on March 30 at our Greencastle Branch where members and non-members brought almost 1,600 pounds of personal documents to be shred. Our second event was held on June 15 at our Chambersburg Branch where members and non-members brought over 1,500 pounds of...

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Fraud Alerts & Scams

For the most up to date list of scam alerts from the FTC visit www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts. July 29, 2019 – Capital One Data Breach Capital One Financial Corporation announced that on July 19, 2019, it determined there was unauthorized access by an outside individual who obtained certain types of personal information relating to people who had...

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2017 Equifax Data Breach

Just when you think you are safe, the Equifax data breach happens. 143 million records were potentially compromised containing over 200,000 credit cards. Affected consumers are at risk from criminals using stolen information to fraudulently open accounts. This means that the most pressing and immediate threat with this breach is identity theft. Ensure your identity...

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