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An Update from UKRFCU on Coronavirus

An Update from UKRFCU on Coronavirus

UKRFCU continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) conditions. We are closely monitoring the guidance provided by health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus spreads internationally and in the United States, we take the threat very seriously.

At UKRFCU, our primary focus has been on the safety and well-being of our employees and our members. All UKRFCU locations have enacted enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and have been provided with disinfectant supplies. You may also see our employees wearing gloves and continually wiping down work areas. In addition, we are asking our employees to stay home if they are experiencing a fever, cough or shortness of breath.

UKRFCU provides a full complement of online services that allow members to conduct banking business in ways that minimize exposure to other individuals.  If you are not currently enrolled in Online and Mobile Banking through UKRFCU, this is an excellent time to consider doing so. For example, UKRFCU’s Mobile Banking App allows you to deposit checks electronically. We ask that members experiencing a fever, cough or shortness of breath to take advantage of these online services and avoid visiting our locations. Should you need any assistance with setting up or using these services or others, please call us at 215-725-4430 and a UKRFCU representative will be happy to assist you. To help protect you against fraud, UKRFCU will NOT call you to set up Online Banking.

Out of an abundance of caution amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Board of Directors of Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union announces the postponement of the 2020 Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for March 28, 2020. As we monitor developments in the Coronavirus situation, a new meeting date will be announced at an appropriate time.

We will continue to monitor the developments across the U.S. and will provide additional updates as needed.

Protect Yourself Against Fraud

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. They’re setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to take your money and get your personal information. Here are some tips to help you keep the scammers at bay:

  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. It could download a virus onto your computer or device. Make sure the anti-virus software on your computer is up to date.
  • Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying that have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the web sites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations. If you see ads touting prevention, treatment, or cure claims for the Coronavirus, ask yourself: if there’s been a medical breakthrough, would you be hearing about it for the first time through an ad or sales pitch?
  • Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.

If you come across any suspicious claims, report them to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at ftc.gov/complaint.

As a friendly reminder, if you need any assistance with any financial services, please call us at 215-725-4430 and a UKRFCU Representative will be happy to assist you.