SAN DIMAS, Calif. (8/21/08)--Financial Service Centers Cooperative (FSCC) announced recipients of its Fraud Buster Awards. The awards recognize credit unions for protecting their members and those of other credit unions from fraud for the first and second quarters. Awards for stopping more than $1 million in fraudulent activities were given to:
* First Metropolitan CU, Concord, Calif.; * Global CU, Spokane, Wash.; * Numerica CU, Spokane, Wash.; * Patelco CU, San Francisco; * Pearl Harbor FCU, Waipahu, Hawaii; * Point Loma CU, San Diego; * Point West CU, Portland, Ore.; * San Francisco Fire CU, San Francisco; * Sound CU, Tacoma, Wash.; and * First Future CU, San Diego.
The awards program was organized in 2000 by the Operation Advisory Committee comprising stockholder credit unions. The first Fraud Buster Awards were presented in 2001. In seven years, credit unions have stopped more than $6.5 million in fraud and FSCC has presented more than 200 awards.