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Pretexting Attacks

In the ever-evolving world of cybercrime, hackers are constantly coming up with new tricks to manipulate and deceive individuals. One such sneaky tactic they use is known as pretexting. Let’s explore what pretexting is, how cybercriminals use it to gain your trust, and most importantly, how you can protect yourself from falling victim to these attacks. 


5/14/2024

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Protect Your Online Presence

Have you ever posted your pet's name or casually mentioned your mother's maiden name? If you have - congratulations - you've just provided cybercriminals with answers to two common security questions. But there are steps you can take to navigate the social media world with confidence and keep those cybercriminals at bay. Here's a handy guide to help you protect yourself and your online presence.


3/12/2024

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America Saves Week

April 8 – 12 is America Saves Week. It’s a time-honored event that helps savers set goals and make plans to achieve better financial stability. The most simple and effective way to save is to set up automatic savings.


3/12/2024

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Spring into Saving with Debit RoundUp

Spring is in the air and with the warmer weather and new blooms comes an opportunity for a fresh look at your finances. What can we say, we believe it’s the perfect time to “plant the seeds” for a flourishing financial future. And the DFCU Debit RoundUp program is an ingenious way to grow your savings effortlessly with every purchase you make.

2/22/2024

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Deal of the Year

The AM&AA Tampa Bay Chapter Deal of the Year Awards shines a spotlight on Tampa Bay’s vibrant middle-market business scene. DFCU earned the Tampa Bay Deal of the Year award as a testament to our dedication, strategy, and commitment to making a meaningful difference in the Tampa Bay area.
2/2/2024

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Scams Are on the Rise

DFCU Financial will never:

  • Ask you to surrender internet banking credentials, your debit card PIN, or verify one time numeric passcodes by text message.
  • Advise you to transfer your funds out of the Credit Union for safekeeping.
  • Recommend you convert your DFCU deposits to gift cards or cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, etc.).
  • Ask you to send your debit or credit card and PIN to our security team, especially to a state where we don’t do business.

1/9/2024

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Swipe Out Hunger Success

During the entire month of October, every transaction you made with your DFCU Platinum or debit Mastercard® contributed to our mission to rally our community and fight food insecurity. Together, we donated a total of $40,000, which was distributed between Feeding Tampa Bay and Gleaners.
11/15/2023

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DFCU Financial Supports Veterans Year-Round

James Boggs, founder of Team Addo, and Jessica Hornof, EVP of DFCU Financial Branch Development, recently appeared on Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend as part of ABC’s Operation Honoring Heroes. Their discussion highlighted the significant challenges veterans encounter, emphasizing the pivotal role local nonprofit Team Addo plays in addressing these issues and DFCU Financial’s support of this life-changing organization. 
10/24/2023

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DFCU Financial's Support for Small Business Success

People say, “Big things come in small packages,” and that is true for the local small businesses in our DFCU Financial footprint. Tampa Bay and Michigan are bustling with thousands of small businesses, ranging from mom-and-pop stores to innovative tech startups. The success of these small businesses isn’t just important to the owners or investors, though. These local businesses play a vital role in our economies, creating jobs, driving innovation, and supporting communities. 
10/24/2023

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Celebrating Our Members

October is a month of fall colors, cozy vibes, and, for DFCU members, a time of special appreciation. Whether you're enjoying autumn in Michigan or soaking up the sun in Florida, we've planned some amazing events and surprises to express our gratitude for your trust. 
8/30/2023

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Tampa Bay Packs the Pantries for Our Neighbors

Back-to-school is almost here, and we can feel the excitement in the air! But let's not forget that this time of year can be tough for some families who could use a helping hand. That's where ABC Action News and DFCU Financial step in. We've teamed up with Feeding Tampa Bay for "Pack the Pantries" to make a positive impact by fighting food insecurity. Discover how you can join us and make a difference, too. 
7/27/2023

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The Key to Unlocking Your Home's Hidden Wealth

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to get excited about the power of homeownership. Owning a home is more than just a place to live - it's an accomplishment to be proud of and a financial investment that can set you up for a bright future. And the best part? You can unlock the potential of that investment with a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) or Fixed-Rate Home Equity Loan (HEFT).
6/1/2023

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6 Money-Savvy Tips for Happy Travelers

Got wanderlust, but worried about breaking the bank? With some financial know-how and a sprinkle of clever planning, you can embark on incredible adventures without emptying your wallet. Here are six must-know tips for being a savvy traveler that keeps their cash from flowing endlessly, while still having an Instagram worthy vacation. Let’s dive into the world of budget-friendly globetrotting! 
6/1/2023

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