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Automated Fraud Alerts at Neighborhood Credit Union

Published September 16, 2020 

We are constantly monitoring credit and debit card transactions to identify and prevent fraud on your account. Neighborhood Credit Union is committed to providing our members with the best fraud-fighting tools to strengthen our defenses and help our members take immediate action against fraud. Should we identify suspicious transactions on your account, we will attempt to contact you about the activity via SMS, phone, or email to determine if a transaction was authorized. 

Please remember that we will never ask for account information, passwords, or other sensitive information via these unsecure channel.Our SMS fraud alerts only require a simple yes (Y) or no (N) reply. If you aren’t certain if the message is authentic, please contact us at 214-748-9393 to learn more. Thank you for being our member and allowing us to secure your account! Continue reading below for frequently asked questions such as how automated fraud alerts work, what to do if you change mobile numbers, and so much more.   

How do Automated Fraud Alerts work? 

A text message and/or pre-recorded voice call may be sent to your mobile device when there is a suspicious transaction(s) identified. Simply reply to the text to confirm whether you recognize the transaction(s) or not 

If you indicate that you do not recognize the transaction(s), you will receive a text asking you to call 888-918-7313 for further assistance. There will be a block placed on your card to protect you from further fraud until you call us.  

If you reply to the text that you recognize the transaction(s), your card will remain available for use. If you do not reply to the text within 30 minutes, a pre-recorded voice call may be attempted to your mobile device and home number listed on your account. If you receive a pre-recorded call, please listen to the prompts provided to review and respond to the validity of each transaction that is presented during the call. An email will also be sent to the address on file to confirm transactions on the account. You can also call us at any time to validate the transactions or if you have any concerns about the message you received.  

How do I register for Automated Fraud Alerts?  

There’s no need to register for automated fraud alerts. As a member of Neighborhood Credit Union, you are automatically eligible to receive fraud alerts via SMS, phone call, or email. Please make sure to review and update your contact information so that you will receive alerts should there be any suspicious transactions on your account. 

How much does it cost to use this service? 

There’s no cost to use the automated fraud alerts service. Neighborhood Credit Union pays for all costs associated with sending and delivering the SMS fraud alert messages to your mobile device. This service is provided to you free of charge.  

Are Automated Fraud Alerts Safe and Secure? 

Yes! Your security is our priority! Our fraud alert messages will simply ask you to reply yes (Y) or no (N) to confirm charges. We will never ask for your account number, card number, PIN number, or any other personal information via text message. If you ever receive a text message asking for any personal or identifying information, please do not respond. Call Neighborhood Credit Union at 214-748-9393 immediately to report the fraudulent text message.  

What if I do not have text messaging?  

You will still receive automated fraud alerts via phone call and email. A text messaging plan is not required but is a great way to receive fraud alerts about your Neighborhood Credit Union account.  

What number will the fraud alert come from?  

SMS fraud alerts will come from 919-37. You may want to save this number in your contacts with a name you will recognize for future alerts. We recommend ‘NCU Fraud Alerts’. Fraud alert messages sent from this number will also be labeled with Neighborhood Credit Union’s name.  

If my mobile number changes, what do I do?  

Please update your contact information as soon as possible so that alerts will be sent to the proper number on file. You can update your personal information in Online Banking or by contacting member services by calling 214-748-9393. You will still receive alerts on your home phone number or email, if that information is on file. Accurate contact information is important so that we can reach you in the event we identify suspicious transactions on your account.  

Why do I receive multiple messages with Pg 1/2, Pg 2/2?  

Most SMS messages have a maximum length of 160 characters per message. Some alerts may require multiple messages to provide you with all the necessary information. All SMS messages are paid by Neighborhood Credit Union and you will not be charged for any text message alerts.  

How do I opt-out of text alerts?  

To opt-out of text alerts, simply reply STOP to any text alert. You will no longer receive fraud alerts via SMS message. You may also opt-out by calling the number provided on the back of your card and asking to be opted out of Automated Fraud Alerts messages 

What happens if the transaction in question in the fraud alert is legitimate?  

If you recognize all of the transactions present in the fraud alert. Simply reply “Y”, to confirm the activity as valid. Your card will automatically be unlocked and no further action is required. You may now complete any purchases that may have been declined. 

 Are the text commands case-sensitive? 

 No. Commands can be sent as upper-case, lower-case or a mixture of both. 

Automated Fraud Alert Summary 

Automated Fraud Alerts provide a quick and efficient way to notify members of potential fraud threats. Once a member receives an alert, they can respond immediately and any potential fraud threat can be stopped. This extra step in securing your account is free of charge, so you can have comfort knowing that Neighborhood Credit Union is always looking out for you. 

Finally, it is worth mentioning again that we will never ask for account information, passwords, or other sensitive information via these unsecured channels. Our SMS fraud alerts only require a simple yes (Y) or no (N) reply. If you aren’t certain if the message is coming from us, or if you receive a message claiming to be us that seems suspicious, please contact us immediately at 214-748-9393 or by contacting us directly.  

 

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Skyler has been a Marketing Content Specialist at Neighborhood Credit Union since 2019. 

Who We Are 

As an active part of the community for 90 years, Neighborhood Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial organization with locations in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Ellis counties, as well as the city of Arlington. Located all across North Texas and assets topping $927 million, Neighborhood Credit Union has a continuously growing membership of 56,000. For more information, call (214) 748-9393 or visit our homepage

 
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