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Go Direct Safety month ripe for direct deposit promo
WASHINGTON (9/15/09)--The U.S. Treasury Department's "Go Direct" campaign is again telling partnered credit unions to educate their members on the safety benefits of using direct deposit for Social Security payments. The Go Direct promotional campaign is taking place during October, which is National Crime Prevention Month. The campaign, which is entering its fifth year, promotes the use of electronic delivery for government benefits checks. Using electronic delivery reduces the risk of identity theft and helps reduce stolen checks and forgeries, according to the release. The release also highlights free educational tools that credit unions can use to help their members, including PowerPoint slides and talking points and other communications materials. Over 485,000 Social Security and supplemental security income (SSI) checks were reported lost or stolen and $64 million in checks issued by the Treasury were fraudulently endorsed during 2008, according to the release. The Credit Union National Association is a national partner of the Go Direct campaign, and supports the goals of the program. Use the resource links below for more Go Direct information.
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