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*Scam Alert*

NCUA issues warning about new text scam

More than 40 consumers around the country have received a scam text message from an NCUA phone number. According to the NCUA, the scammers are able to mimic a telephone number to generate the messages.

Some of the messages warned of a debit card reaching its limit or used some other trick to persuade individuals to provide personal information or go to a malicious website. Individuals should not click on links in the message, provide information to any websites referenced in the message or attempt to conduct any financial transactions through those websites.

Members who receive a text from (703) 518-6301 asking for personal information should contact the NCUA’s Consumer Assistance Center hotline at (800) 755-1030.






FREE TAX PREPARATION IS HERE!

Beginning January 17 at Alternatives:
Tuesdays 10 - 1 PM, 3 - 8 PM
Wednesdays 3 - 8 PM
Thursdays 3 - 8 PM
Saturdays 10 - 2 PM

Beginning January 22 at Groton TCA:  Every other Thursday 2 - 6 PM

Beginning January 29 at Newfield HS: Every other Thursday 3:30 - 7:30 PM

Beginning January 29 at Brooktondale Community Center: 1st and 3rd Mondays, 5 - 8 PM

Beginning January 31 at Dryden UMC:  Jan. 31, Feb. 7 then every other Saturday 10 - 2 PM

Call 211 (877-211-8667) to make an appointment!


HEALTHCARE ENROLLMENT

Tax Season is around the corner and we will be here to help as always. But before then you need to look into your health insurance options. NOW is the time to Shop, Compare and Enroll. This Open Enrollment period ends Feb 15, 2015 so you need to act now. You can get help with this whole process by calling 2-1-1 (or 877-211-8667) and asking for an appointment with a Health Navigator who can help you.

New regulations require you to have health insurance for everyone on your tax return. If you have insurance through your job, or from Medicare, Medicaid, or Child Health Plus, you are OK.  If not, NOW is the time to find out how affordable health insurance through the the NY State of Health will be for you. The sooner you enroll, the sooner your coverage will start!

COMMUNITY SUPPORT ACCOUNT

Learn more about how you can help local non-profits with this exciting new program!

CUNA'S COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION OF THE YEAR

We are completely honored and thrilled to receive this award! This award "honors credit unions that consistently excel in the advancement of credit union ideals, are proactive in their communities and meet the needs of their own diverse member bases."

BACK ON TRACK LOAN

Unexpected expenses can be tough. We're here to help! If you can document emergency medical, dental, veterinarian, home, or auto repairs, we offer a loan at a much lower rate than most credit cards.

MOBILE BANKING APP - NOW LIVE!

Mobile Access is our new mobile banking app for your smartphone. The conveneniece of transactions, transfers, loan payments, BillPay, and more are right at your fingertips!

VERIFIED BY VISA

Learn how registering with Verified by VISA will help protect your online purchases!

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2015.04.17 Culture at the Credit Union -

2015.05.15 Grow LOCAL! - With CSAs and gardening experts!

2015.06.19 Summer Blooms and Birds - Nature exhibit

Rachel Fives

Oh, my goodness, where do I even begin? We renovated our house (home equity loan), started a business (commercial loan) and refinanced our house over the last few years. Alternatives has been there with us every step of the way! We have learned so much, with the help of the Alternatives staff and we're not done yet! We adore our partners at Alternatives and can't thank them enough for the support, planning assistance, and encouragement they've provided. Wow - what a fabulous community resource!

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