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2014 Member Appreciation Picnic

June 27, 2014

Its time for our Annual Member Appreciation Picnic!  Please plan on joining us Wednesday, July 23 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at our main lobby parking lot.

See you there!

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Last Modified: 06-27-2014-17:29:51


Taking our members to cloud 9 with our great CERTIFICATE SPECIAL!

June 23, 2014

Minimum Account Balance /*APY /Term

$500/.49% APY/9 months

$500/.59% APY/19 months

$500/.79% APY/29 months

*APY=Annual Percentage Yield

For a limited time only. Please contact a Personal Financial Associate for further information. NCUA insured.

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Last Modified: 06-25-2014-14:32:36


**FRAUD ALERT**

April 17, 2014

Members are receiving calls, apparently from a four digit number, asking the member to press #1 for security or #2 to reactivate card. THIS IS A SCAM. DO NOT ENTER ANY INFORMATION! Please hang up the phone. Contact your credit union immediately with any questions.

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Last Modified: 04-17-2014-15:13:52


National Credit Union Youth Week Monday April 21-Friday April 25

April 16, 2014

We will be celebrating National Credit Union Youth Week
starting Monday April 21 through Friday April 25, 2014 at our 725 5Th
Street location.

Come Catch the Save Wave, National Credit Union Youth Week is a celebration held to encourage kids to save and manage their money.

We will be having the following festivities:

Monday 04/21 we invite you to bring your child in to “count their change” using our coin machine! While you are here, if your child doesn’t already have a savings account, we will have a special coupon available for you to open one for them. Also there will be coloring sheets available for a coloring contest that will be judged Thursday 04/24.

Tuesday 04/22 we invite you to bring your children in and guess how many jelly beans are in the jar. The child with the closest guess will win a Last Exit Kick Scooter! Also remember to pick up a coloring sheet for our coloring contest that will be judged on Thursday 04/24.

Wednesday 04/23 we will be accepting donations of gently used children’s books, video DVDs, and children’s CDs (books on CD or children’s music). These donations will go to The Black Hills Children’s Home Society. So let’s clean out our closets! Also coloring sheets will still be available for the coloring contest that will be judged on Thursday 04/24.

Thursday 04/24 we will be judging the coloring contest starting at 12:00. Please have all sheets returned to our office by today. Prizes are available for the ages 0-5 and ages 6 and up.

Friday 04/25 we will end Youth Week with a special treat. Stop in and have a snack with us.

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Last Modified: 04-16-2014-14:00:58


Heartbleed Bug - What You Need To Know

April 11, 2014

You may have heard about the Heartbleed Bug, a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. The Heartbleed Bug essentially allows anyone on the internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. Attackers can "eavesdrop" on your communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users - which puts you at risk. Here is what you need to know:

The Good News: Rest assured that Highmark Federal Credit Union's online services are not vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug and our online services remain safe and secure. Its Me 24/7 Online Banking security features are heavily encrypted with data being stored behind powerful firewalls.

The Bad News: Since OpenSSL is the most popular open source cryptographic library and TLS implementation used to encrypt traffic on the internet, you are likely to be affected either directly or indirectly.

We recommend that you learn more about this internet Bug and review the sites that were affected to determine what precautions you should take. To learn more about this internet bug and the websites that have been affected by it, click on the following link: http://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-protect-yourself-from-the-heartbleed-bug/

Highmark Federal Credit Union recommends that you keep a close eye on all of your electronic accounts, keep current with your virus/software protection, utilize strong passwords that include capital/lowercase letters, numbers and special characters, and remember that reputable companies you already have a relationship with will NEVER ask you for your personal information via an email.

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Last Modified: 04-21-2014-12:41:54


Telephone Problems

February 27, 2014

We are currently experiencing telephone issues when members are calling in. We are working with technical support to resolve these matters. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Last Modified: 02-27-2014-18:13:33


If you use an Apple device...PLEASE READ

February 26, 2014

ATTENTION: Is your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac AT RISK??? Please go to http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/25/apples-ssl-iphone-vulnerability-how-did-it-happen-and-what-next and read the article about the urgent fix for a vulnerability in the SSL code, which is used to create secure connections to websites over Wi-Fi or other connections. There are easy to follow instructions on how to check your device. Don’t hesitate check it now!

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Last Modified: 02-26-2014-11:14:40


Highmark FCU 2014 Teen Club Scholarship

January 17, 2014

Highmark FCU will be accepting applications for the 2014 Teen Club Scholarship. Two $500 Scholarships will be awarded.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than April 4, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Carla at ext. 153.

Applications are available at each Highmark FCU location and are also available at your high school counselor office.

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Last Modified: 01-17-2014-16:49:41


We are hiring...

January 13, 2014

Looking for an exciting career in Financial Services? Working for a great organization?

If you are ambitious, have financial services experience, are passionate about satisfying the needs of customers and want a challenging, fast-paced role; checkout the careers page and apply for the newly posted 'Call Center Personal Financial Associates' job posting or the Teller posting.

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Last Modified: 01-17-2014-16:49:05


Target Card Breach

December 20, 2013

Highmark has received notification from VISA that Target has had a massive data breach and as many as 40 million cards (both debit and credit) could have been compromised nationwide since November 27, 2013.  Highmark has examined all of our records since November 27, 2013 and is notifying cardholders who presented their card at a Target store at least once.

Please use our Online Banking site by going to www.highmarkfcu.com and logging into online banking to examine all of your transactions since that time.  If you determine that your card has been compromised, call Highmark at 605 716-4444.  Even if your card does not appear to have been compromised, continue to watch your card history.  Both debit cards and credit cards may be suspended automatically if it is discovered that it is part of the Target data breach.  This can be inconvenient at this time of year. 

If your card is a debit card, experts advise you to change your PIN.  We strongly advise you change the PIN by calling 1-866-297-3411 or you can call Highmark at 605-716-4444 during normal business hours.  In addition, card compromises often result in identity theft attempts.  You can provide some level of protection against identity theft by checking your credit report using the free website www.annualcreditreport.com

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Last Modified: 12-20-2013-12:15:49