Thursday, April 16th @ 5PM
A Credit Union is a unique financial institution in that every member has an equal vote. Members are invited to attend the Credit Union’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 16th beginning at 5:00 P.M. Members will hear reports from Management and the Board of Directors on the financial position of the Credit Union during 2019. In addition, reports will be given on past and current happenings with the Credit Union and the strategic goals for 2020.
At the Annual Meeting, two volunteers will be selected to serve on the Credit Union’s Board of Directors. As required by Credit Union Bylaws, a Nominating Committee was appointed to select candidates for the Board. The Nominating Committee has submitted the names of the following individuals to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of Credit Union of Georgia.
Ms. Barbara Selby, Nominated to Board of Directors
Ms. Barbara Selby has been nominated for re-election to Credit Union of Georgia’s Board of Directors. Ms. Selby served on the Loan Approval Committee, followed by the Supervisory Committee before joining the the Board of Directors in 1999. She has been a resident of Cobb County for 50 years and worked in Cobb County Schools for 26 of those years followed by real estate for over 20 years.
Mr. Lynn Rainey, Nominated to Board of Directors
Mr. Lynn Rainey has been nominated for re-election Credit Union of Georgia’s Board of Directors. Mr. Rainey began his time with the Credit Union on the Supervisory Committee, followed by serving on the Board of Directors since 2018. Mr. Rainey has been practicing law for over 40 years and is a long time resident of Cobb County with strong ties to the Community of Marietta.
HOW TO FREEZE YOUR CREDIT
It’s important to know how to prevent your identity from being stolen. One way to do this is by placing a freeze on your credit. If you’ve never heard about this process, here’s what you should know about placing a hold on your credit.
WHAT DOES FREEZING MY CREDIT MEAN?
Freezing your credit means that no one can evaluate your credit report for the purposes of opening an account, such as a credit card or loan, under your name without a pin number.
Freezing your credit will not affect your overall score. You can also still receive your free annual credit report. It’s important to continue to monitor your statements and report any future fraud immediately.
HOW DO I FREEZE MY CREDIT?
You will need to notify each of the three credit bureaus (Transunion, Experian, and Equifax) that you are freezing your credit. You can expect to pay about $5 – $10 per bureau per freeze. You can contact each company either online or by phone:
It’s important to make sure you contact all three bureaus for the highest level of security.
HOW DO I UNFREEZE MY CREDIT?
You can do this by notifying the bureau that you would like either a temporary or permanent lift of the hold. There is usually a fee associated with this. While the process itself takes about 15 minutes, it usually takes three business days to go into effect. If you want to apply for credit or a loan, you will need to initiate a thaw prior to the application process.
LEARN MORE about our FREE Identity Theft Protection program for Checking Account members.
Equifax Announces Security Breach
September 8, 2017
Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit reporting agencies, has announced a Cyber Security Incident that could potentially impact roughly 143 million U.S. consumers, according to a statement released on the company’s website. Equifax has set up website to help consumers determine if their information has possibly been exposed.
The company states it is also sending notices in the mail to consumers whose credit card numbers and/or dispute documents were possibly exposed. In addition to the website, Equifax is also offering consumers the option to sign up for free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection — as part of its TrustedID Premier offering — which includes:
The offer is completely free to U.S. consumers for one year.
The dedicated website also provides more information on ways consumers can protect their personal information, as well as ways to contact Equifax directly, including a dedicated Call Center (1-866-447-7559) that is open seven days a week from 7am to 1am EST.