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Want Peace of Mind? Get Credit and Debit Card Alerts Now

By Elizabeth McLaughlin, AVP Marketing, Affinity Federal Credit Union

With reports of card fraud on the rise, it’s never been more imperative to protect your finances.

Affinity has long been committed to helping our members to avoid fraudulent activity. We offer a robust platform of free tools, which securely monitor finances anytime and anywhere, such as the Affinity FCU Card App1.

Within the app, you have the ability to set up near real-time alerts through text or email when a charge is made on your Affinity debit or Affinity credit card. After a transaction on your card is made, an immediate message will indicate the location of the transaction and the amount. If there is fraudulent activity, you will find out within minutes; and can quickly notify Affinity’s Member Service Center to confirm the fraud and have your card replaced.

The service is convenient and customizable. You are able to tailor the many notification options, such as setting the purchase amount criteria (i.e.: alerts for all purchases above $50), or notifications for online transactions or purchases made outside of the U.S.

The notifications are intended to reduce fraud and anxiety while also empowering our members. If your card information lands into the wrong hands, you’ll know within a matter of seconds. If you are like me, it’s great to always have that extra peace of mind!

It’s easy to get started: go to the App Store or Google Play and download the Affinity FCU card app to start setting up your alerts. After that:

1. Download the app or, if you don’t have a smart phone, register for free here.

2. Register your Affinity card to receive alerts for various types of transactions.

3. Choose to receive alerts via text message, email, or push notifications in Settings and Profile.

Easy. Secure. Convenient.

Download the free Affinity FCU Card App today

Additional Resources:

Watch Affinity’s tutorial about push notifications

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1 There is no charge from Affinity, but message and data rates may apply from your wireless provider.