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Security and Fraud Education

At Harborstone, we know that your personal financial information is an asset worth protecting. Please visit this section of our website often to view our frequently updated security resources, which will keep you informed about the latest scams—and how to avoid them.

In a time when fraud, scams, and identity theft are a real concern, Harborstone uses the latest security protocols to ensure that your financial transactions and personal data remain confidential. We also provide up-to-date information about online scammers' tactics, because we believe that awareness and education are key tools in keeping your information safe.


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Real-time Alerts

Harborstone offers real-time alerts on Twitter.

  • When Harborstone's Online Banking, Mobile Web, and/or Mobile App is unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance, or in the event of an unexpected and temporary access issue, we will post updates as information becomes available.
  • If a branch is scheduled to open late, close early, or if an unexpected situation such as inclement weather prevents a branch from conducting normal activities, we will post an update containing information to help members as needed.
  • We'll also post educational information to help increase awareness of general security issues and potential fraud alerts.

You do not need a Twitter account to view @HCUAlerts tweets. However, you will need to establish an account if you choose to follow @HCUAlerts.


Security Alerts

Fraud Alert: Fake Check Scams

Recent reports show a rise in fake check scams throughout the United States.

Fake check scams occur when a fraudster convinces a victim to deposit a check, money order, or cashier’s check to an institution, and then wire a portion of the funds back to them before the funds have cleared. The scammer typically tells the victim that they can keep the rest of the money from the check as a thank-you or promises to send more money when the wired funds are received. However, the victim ends up losing money in the end. Days or even weeks later, it’s discovered that the check was actually fraudulent, leaving the victim to pay back the entire amount of the check.

Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Never divulge personal information to someone you do not know or trust.

If you feel that you may have been scammed or if you provided your personal information to someone you don’t know, please contact Harborstone Member Services immediately at (253) 584-2260 or 1-800-523-3641. 

Potential Fraud Alerts

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