Posts Categorized: Education

Fake check scams are on the rise!

The EEFCU has noticed an increase in Fake Check Scams recently. We encourage our members to consider whether a check is valid prior to endorsing and cashing it. Anytime you receive a unexpected check from an person or organization, do your research. Checks from Sweepstakes, Lotteries or Grants are most often fraudulent. Also over-payments for… Read Full Article »

ATM’s – a Safe, Easy, and Convenient alternative to going to the Credit Union

ATM’s offer a quick, easy and convenient solution for members to get cash, make deposits, or check account balances.  With a EEFCU ATM or VISA EMV CheckCard, you are able to access over 30,000 surcharge-free ATM’s nation wide. Whether you are looking for an ATM in your neighborhood, out shopping, or while traveling, you can… Read Full Article »

Stimulus Checks: Information and Scam Warnings

As our Nation is dealing with the concerns of health and financial matters, there are those people who would rather find ways to take from others than to lend a hand.  With the US government about to send out stimulus assistance, scammers are already coming up with ways to try and get this money. It… Read Full Article »

Coronavirus update for the EEFCU

Dear EEFCU Members, EEFCU is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as it has been actively reported in Oregon, as well as its spread in our region and country.  In order to keep our employees and members safe, our employees are following the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to help prevent the spread of… Read Full Article »

Federal Trade Commission Issues Consumer Warning on Coronavirus Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released an alert that scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. We’d like to share this message to inform our members to be on the lookout for potential scams. The provided links will take you to those sites providing additional information. As always, the EEFCU encourages our members… Read Full Article »

EEFCU Scholarship

Don’t Miss Out on Financial Aid or the EEFCU Scholarship Have you filled out your 2020 FASFA/ORSAA? Have you started applying for scholarships? The EEFCU offers a $2000 scholarship that our members can apply for through the OSAC site. For more information, application, a list of requirements, and due dates, go to the OSAC website… Read Full Article »

What is Regulation D?

Member Notification of Federal Regulation D Regulation D FAQs What is Regulation D? What transactions are not affected by Regulation D? What are my options once an account has reached its Reg. D limit? If an account used for Overdraft Protection has reached its Reg. D limit, will overdraft requests be honored? I have authorized… Read Full Article »

Did You Know…

Did you know… You can make deposits at ATM’s?   Check to make sure the ATM takes deposits then follow the instructions on the ATM. You can search for ATM’s near you on the EEFCU website or Mobile App?  On our website, go to Resources, then Helpful Links. Under Plastic Card Information find Credit Union… Read Full Article »

EEFCU VISA Text Fraud Alerts Help Combat Card Fraud

It seems that reports of cyber crimes including card breaches and database hacks are becoming a daily occurrence. While cyber crimes are a growing world wide problem, fraud security and monitoring are constantly being updated to battle the problem. Even with the best safeguards in place, remember that you are your own best defense against… Read Full Article »

EEFCU Scholarship Information

Did you know the EEFCU offering a $2000 a college scholarship? If you’re a EEFCU Member & planning on attending college during the 2019-2020 school year, we encourage you to check our scholarship requirements at the Oregon Grants and Scholarships website. The application process has already began with a final deadline of March 1, 2019… Read Full Article »