Fraud Mitigation Center

Partners in Prevention: The security of your information is of paramount importance to us. We want to be your Partner in Prevention – working with you to protect your personal information to prevent it from being misused.

This center is for you, our members, to find useful tips and information about common breaches and scams to avoid.

Hot Topics: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is January 30 - February 3. Learn more about webinars and other events available from the Federal Trade Commission.

Scam Alert:  Be cautious with any text message indicating a “credit union alert” or “your financial institution alert”. If you receive this type of text message, please remember not to respond and to only use the web addresses and phone numbers of record for your financial institution.

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 Quick Tips:

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is January 30 - February 3

 Check out these 7 tips to protect your data when doing your taxes online

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Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts

Northwest Federal is dedicated to helping you protect yourself against identity theft and fraud. We encourage you to use the following resources to keep your personal information safe and secure:

If you suspect fraud or identity theft on your Northwest Federal accounts, email us at