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Think you don’t need identity theft protection? Think again.

Identity theft is consistently the number one complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. Rampant data breaches, affecting millions ¬¬of records, are putting consumers at great risk of identity theft. It can happen to anyone—regardless of your age and income, where you live, or how careful you are.

Restoring your identity on your own can be time-consuming and stressful. After a while, some people give up, leaving them contend with the aftermath of identity theft for years to come, including fraudulent bills, collections activity, damaged credit and even criminal records.

PSCU provides identity theft detection and recovery services with Direct Advantage Plus checking accounts at no cost

Working with one of the nations most trusted names in identity theft protection, PSCU will provide you with access to a comprehensive suite of services to address fraud caused by identity theft if it happens to you or your family member. These include:

Fully Managed Identity Theft Research, Redemption and Recovery

If you suspect identity theft, or if your information becomes compromised, we will assign you to a professionally licensed Recover Advocate. They will complete the recovery work on your behalf, report progress along the way, and be there for you until your good name is restored. This service extends to cover you and up to three generations of family. Click here for complete terms and conditions.

Lost Document Replacement

This service assists in replacing identity credential documents that may have been lost, stolen or destroyed in connection with your identity fraud event.

Identity Theft Expense Reimbursement Insurance

You may receive reimbursement of up to $25,000 for out of pocket expenses that occur during the identity recovery process. This includes reimbursement for lost wages, attorney’s fees, and other expenses. Click here for Evidence of Coverage.

Entitlement to Credit Monitoring

If you decide to activate this service, you will receive alerts for changes to your credit file that could signal identity theft. We can even send text message alerts to your phone for ease of use and rapid communication. This entitlement is for individuals 18 and older with a valid credit file. Note: You must follow an easy activation process in order to receive the benefits of credit monitoring. If not, your credit will not be monitored, nor will you receive alerts.

If you are a Direct Advantage Plus account-holder, and you want to learn more about how to activate our no-cost credit monitoring, click here. Next, enter your email address, complete your profile, and answer the identity authentication questions to activate this service.

Fraud and Traveling

While we use the latest in identity theft technology to protect you and your accounts, there is a chance that traveling with your card can show up as “Unusual Behavior”. Fortunately, we have thought ahead of this and there is a quick fix.

Before you travel,  give us a call at 734-641-8400. Letting us know where you’ll be, will ensure your card is active during your trip.