At Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU), our first priority is to keep our members' accounts and information safe and secure. With identity theft and financial fraud on the rise, it can be difficult to keep personal information out of the wrong hands. That's why we believe it's more important than ever to be proactive about protecting your money and privacy. In addition to taking strong security measures to safeguard your accounts, WPCU also provides helpful tips, tools, and resources to empower you with the latest information so you can better protect yourself from fraud and enjoy a greater peace of mind. Be on the watch for the latest scam alerts and learn how to help prevent fraud.
Mail theft is on the rise, impacting people across the United States. Criminals coat the inside of USPS mailboxes with a sticky substance that catches the letters people drop into the box to be mailed. The thieves then sort through the mail to steal checks, cash, credit cards, gift cards and documents with personally identifiable information.
Check washing often goes hand-in-hand with mail theft. After a thief steals a check, they may use a special process to remove pen ink from the check, rewriting the name (and often, the dollar amount) so they can cash the check themselves.
Preventing Mail Fraud
WPCU provides free certified bins for members to safely dispose of their confidential mail and checks. Another way to prevent mail and check fraud is by using WPCU's
Online Bill Pay instead of mailing checks. With WPCU's Mobile and Online Bill Pay, you can safely and securely send a payment to almost any place you would normally pay by check. Just set up your payees and schedule one-time or recurring payments.
If you have questions, want to learn more or believe you may be a victim of identity theft or fraud, WPCU is here to help you!
Call our Member Help Center at (800) 762-0047 or visit