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Donate to End Hunger

Even in communities as caring and close-knit as ours, too many people go hungry. That’s why the annual Greater Good food drive is so important to us.

Through October 20, we’ll be accepting canned & non-perishable groceries—along with other necessities like toothbrushes, diapers and soap—at all America First branches.

And, as a small way of expressing our appreciation, you’ll get one entry for each item you donate in our drawing for a free Apple Watch.

Please visit us here to find the credit union location nearest you.

*Eligibility & conditions apply to the drawing. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Your Partner in Achieving Lifelong Economic Stability

America First Financial Solutions, available through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS*), provides a variety of beneficial insurance and investment products that can help you achieve your personal financial objectives.

Whether these goals are saving for a home, providing resources for college, or planning a comfortable retirement, we can assist with:

  • 401k and TSP rollovers
  • Stocks & bonds
  • Mutual funds
  • Annuities
  • Life insurance & long-term care
  • Higher education planning

Please call 1-800-999-3961 for a no-cost, no-obligation appointment.

*Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk, including possible loss of principal. Investment representatives are registered through CFS. The credit union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to members.

Security Update: Going Online Means Staying On Your Guard

Our world becomes increasingly digital every day and, as more personal & financial information goes online, strong cybersecurity is essential. Here are some ways to stay safe:

  • Strong passwords offer better protection than PINs. You should also create different, personalized phrases for each account.
  • Take advantage of two-step account authentication when it’s available.
  • Monitor transaction activity frequently with free online banking and immediately report any discrepancies.
  • Download our free Card Guard® mobile app to set controls for when, where, and how your Visa® credit & debit cards can be used.
  • Always lock your smartphone or tablet.
  • Don’t click on unfamiliar or suspicious links/attachments, especially if you didn’t request them.
  • Limit what you share on social media.

For details about protecting your resources, visit us here.

Staying Alert & Connected

Take financial control with immediate fraud alerts. You can check your phone for free, real-time texts that tell you when a transaction is suspicious. We’ll ask if the purchase was legitimate and you can simply reply with a yes or no answer.

It’s already set up and provided without a cost to all America First Visa® cardholders. Just look for the sender AFCU FRAUD or the short code 28799 to verify the message—it’s a safe & secure way to monitor your account.

And if you don’t want to receive alerts, just send STOP or CANCEL and we’ll take care of the rest.

These texts are easy, effective and a service we’re glad to provide, because protecting your hard-earned money is our first priority.

Security Update: Reduce the Risk of Identity Theft

No matter the season, cyber criminals are always busy attacking  consumers around the globe. According to experts, no one is immune to this phenomenon and, while we are all vulnerable, there are ways to minimize your risk:

  • Be overly careful about clicking on links and attachments you didn’t request and/or don’t recognize.
  • Limit the sensitive data stored on your devices.
  • Use free online & mobile banking for real-time transaction and account monitoring.
  • Don’t geotag photos on Facebook.
  • Restrict the personal information you post on any social media site.
  • Get free identity theft recovery services with Visa® credit cards from America First.

Please visit us here for updates regarding our efforts to safeguard your resources.

Security Update: Guarding Against Cybercrime

No matter the season and regardless of the economic environment, there are always criminals looking to perpetrate fraud.

It can happen to anyone at any time, but here are five easy steps you can take to help protect yourself:

  • Don’t include your Social Security and driver’s license numbers on any identifying documents
  • Never write your PIN on cards or papers in your immediate possession
  • Destroy confidential documents—click this link for a free shredding schedule
  • Choose strong passwords with different letters, numbers and special characters
  • Review your America First statements with free online & mobile banking
  • Visit us here for news about safeguarding your financial resources

Security Update: How to Reduce the Rising Risk of Identity Theft

No matter the month, cyber criminals are always busy. But during the summer, when families are on vacation or enjoying weekend getaways, they step up attacks on consumers around the globe.

According to experts, no one is immune to this phenomenon but there are ways to minimize your risk:

  • Be overly careful about clicking on links and attachments you didn’t request and/or don’t recognize.
  • Limit the amount of sensitive data stored on your devices.
  • Use free online & mobile banking for real-time transaction and account monitoring.
  • Don’t geotag photos on Facebook.
  • Restrict the personal information you post on any social media site.
  • Get free identity theft recovery services with Visa® credit cards from America First.

Please visit americafirst.com/security for updates regarding our efforts to safeguard your resources.

Stay Connected to Your Finances with Text Alerts

Take financial control with immediate fraud alerts from America First.

Check your phone for free, real-time texts that tell you when a transaction is suspicious. We’ll ask if the purchase was legitimate and you can simply reply with YES or NO.

It’s already set up and provided without a cost to all America First Visa® cardholders. Just look for the sender AFCU FRAUD or the short code 28799 to verify the message—it’s a safe & secure way to monitor your account.

And if you don’t want to receive alerts, just send STOP or CANCEL and we’ll take care of the rest.

These texts are easy, effective and a service we’re glad to provide, because protecting your hard-earned money is our first priority.

Before You Go, Let Us Know

It’s that time of year again: family vacations, weekend getaways, maybe even the trip of a lifetime. And there’s no better way to pay than with your America First Visa® cards.

But before you leave, please inform us so we can guard your resources.

Call 1-800-999-3961 or log in to free online banking, use the other services tab, then look for the Visa traveling form in the bottom-left corner.

Protecting Your Financial Health

When you choose Visa® from America First, you’ll have the best benefits, features & options.

Plus, you’ll get free identity theft recovery services, complete with:

  • Family protection plans
  • Document replacement
  • Dedicated case advocates

To learn more, click here.