Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
CUs warn against using account statements as voter IDs
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (2/14/08)--Credit union members should avoid using their account statements as identification when voting, said the Wisconsin Credit Union League. “You’re better off using a state identification, utility bill or some other permitted document,” said Brett Thompson, league president/CEO. “It’s just safer to limit your exposure with sensitive information.” Using an account statement could increase the chances of identity theft. Some voters are tempted to use account statements if a current address is not reflected on their driver’s license, the league said. “It’s an unnecessary risk to allow anyone to see your account number,” Thompson said. He advised consumers to be cautious, whether registering with a municipal clerk or as part of local voter registration drives.
Other Resources

RSS print
News Now LiveWire
Reimagined branches shift to member, not #creditunion, needs: @cunacouncils white paper http://t.co/lN2mu0IVar
16 minutes ago
Data breach at Home Depot in Sept. cost CUs nearly $60M 2 reissue cards, deal w/fraud & other costs: new @CUNA survey http://t.co/kzHSX3rAzA
37 minutes ago
.@COFCU's #CommunityChallenge saves members $700K in interest, gives back to local charities See #NewsNow http://t.co/67o0rOp3Ml
1 hours ago
Post #QE, @federalreserve concerns still linger, says @CUNA's Schenk http://t.co/0GSrpUYpyG
1 hours ago
.@CUNA's @HampelBill in @WSJ on @federalreserve mtg: 'No significant impact on financial markets or the economy' http://t.co/sbJycxdDXS
2 hours ago