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CU System briefs (12/06/2011)
  • TEMPLE, Texas (12/7/11)--Consumers including members of five credit unions in Temple and Waco, Texas, have been hit by a text-messaging scam that claims their card was deactivated and urges them to provide their account information to reactivate it (12newsnow.com and KCENtv.com Dec. 5). A member of Scott and White Employees CU, Temple, told local media he knew he had a card coming and fell for the scam. The messages were sent Friday and Saturday, after the credit unions had closed for the weekend. In addition to Scott and White Employees CU, other credit unions targeted by the scam included: Texell CU, Temple, and three Waco-based credit unions: First Central CU, Genco FCU, and Educators CU. Credit unions and other financial institutions do not ask for account information in unsolicited calls, texts, or e-mails, and consumers should not click on the links or call numbers provided in these contacts …
  • EL PASO, Texas (12/7/11)--The El Paso Chapter of Credit Unions in El Paso, Texas, has
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    presented a check for $16,870 to the Lee & Beulah Moor Children's Home. The contribution was presented on Tuesday. Part of the proceeds will be used to purchase holiday gifts for children at the home, said a press release. The chapter raised the amount at its Annual Golf Classic on Nov. 4 (See the photo). So far, it has raised $19,270 in 2011 for the home. The home provides residential services, foster care, adoption services, tutoring, recreation, life-skills development, and individual and family counseling, said the chapter. (Photo provided by the El Paso Chapter of Credit Unions) …


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