News & Events
After Tax Shred Day
Take a proactive step to protect yourself from identity theft. Gather your outdated documents that contain sensitive financial information and bring them to the Abilene Teachers FCU Shred Day. A Shredding Services of Texas truck will be onsite Wednesday, April 26 to shred them while you watch. You'll find the truck at the branch at 2801 N. 6th Street, from 10 am – 2 pm.
There is no charge for this service which is open to the public. Individuals only, please. Due to expected heavy demand we ask that you limit yourself to three file boxes worth of paper to be shredded. Staples do not need to be removed; all other foreign items (including plastic) do. Thank you for your cooperation.
2017 Scholarship Program
The application deadline for the 2017 Abilene Teachers FCU scholarship program was April 18. Our scholarship committee is now evaluating the applications based upon academic achievement, extracurricular activities, essay content, and evidence of financial responsibility. At least ten 2017 high school graduates will receive $1,000 awards to assist with expenses during their freshman year of college.
Recipients will be named in late May or early June. Please watch this space for the announcement.
Member Security & Inbound Phone Calls
The first priority at ATFCU is protecting our members' funds and their personal financial information. In recent months we have become concerned about emerging fraud patterns associated with incoming phone calls. The continuing data breaches of retailers and internet browsers means that information such as mother's maiden name, birth date, and Social Security number are not as confidential as they once were. Bottom line - fraudsters can use this information to misrepresent themselves on the phone.
ATFCU management has determined that we must take the next step forward to secure member data. Each member and join owner is being asked to establish an individual verification code that will be used to validate your identity on incoming phone calls. This code is separate from any passwords currently on your account. Please use the following parameters for your verification code:
- Codes consist of 4 to 18 alpha-numeric characters
- Codes should be in English
- Codes must be easily pronounceable
- Codes cannot be obscene or profane
To establish your code, please visit the teller windows at any branch or call our Member Information Center at 677-2274 (toll free 800-677-6770).
Should you forget your verification code, or decline to establish one, your identity will be verified by a series of questions about your account(s) and/or membership. Of course, no code will ever be needed for face-to-face transactions at ATFCU branches! Thank you for your cooperation.
Stay up to date on the latest credit union happenings. Use the links below to view our most recent newsletters.
January 2017 Newsletter – Member Verification, Health Savings Accounts, Turbo Tax
October 2016 Newsletter –Member to Member Transfers, Skip-A-Pay, Scholarship Recipients
July 2016 Newsletter - Call Center Staff, Lower Vehicle Loan Rates, Discount Tickets
April 2016 Newsletter - Eyeprint ID, Scholarships Available, Annual Meeting