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What's New at California Coast Credit Union

What's New

New developments, new community partnerships, new people helping people — there’s always a lot happening at Cal Coast.

90th Anniversary Celebration

Established in 1929, California Coast is celebrating 90 years of member service and commitment to our community! Join us as we celebrate with special promotions and events throughout the year, including a "Day of Service" volunteer opportunity for the entire community! For additional information on our upcoming events, visit the link below.

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Educator Grants Now Available

The purpose of the Cal Coast Cares Foundation Educator Grants is to provide teachers in K-12 public and private charter schools, community and state colleges/universities in San Diego County and Riverside Counties with monetary support for classroom projects in teaching any of the STREAM fields (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math). For more information and to apply, click below.

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Social Security Administration Scam reported by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

The FTC is seeing increased reports on phone scams with fraudsters posing as agents from the Social Security office. Be sure to take the appropriate actions to protect yourself from this scam as well as the others out in the marketplace. The FTC has recommended the following:

  • Do not trust caller ID. Scam calls may show up on caller ID as the Social Security Administration and look like the agency’s real number.
  • Don’t give the caller your Social Security number or other personal information. If you already did, visit IdentityTheft.gov/SSA to find out what steps you can take to protect your credit and your identity.
  • Check with the real Social Security Administration. The SSA will not contact you out of the blue. But you can call them directly at 1-800-772-1213 to find out if SSA is really trying to reach you and why.
  • Talk about it. People recognize the IRS scam, but many are getting caught off guard by these new imposters. You can help by telling people that the SSA scam is a new version of the IRS scam.

These scammers will attempt to obtain funds from victims via wire transfer, gift cards or deposits to Bitcoin ATMs. The Social Security office will never ask to be paid by these methods.

In a world of ever-changing technology, transaction methods, and ways of communication, it is more essential than ever to protect yourself from fraud and scams. Take a look at the checklist below containing other common situations taken from the FBI that might mean you are at risk. If any of the following scenarios seem familiar, please contact a California Coast Credit Union representative immediately.

Protecting yourself from fraud:
  • Have you responded to any emails asking for you to provide information, confirm, or update your account?
  • Are you the “winner” of a lottery that you did not enter?
  • Is someone instructing you to wire or send money to a large city or different country?
  • Have you been asked to pay in order to receive a deposit from another country?
  • Are you getting paid for facilitating money transfers with your account?
Protecting yourself from check scams:
  • Are you receiving a check for an online purchase?
  • Is the amount of the check for more than the price the item was sold for?
  • Will the check be shipped to you through an overnight shipping service?
  • Can you verify the identity of the person sending the check, or have you only met over email?
  • Is the check drawn on a different account or type of account than what the buyer would be expected to use?

If you have answered “yes” to any of the questions above, and feel you are at risk, please call us at (855) 631-2496 or toll free at (877) 495-1600.

Automated Fraud Text Alerts

Real-time text alerts are an added layer of protection that can notify you of suspicious activity on your account and allow you to instantly respond and verify transactions. Enroll your Cal Coast credit and debit cards now by signing into banking and clicking on the alerts tab.

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Updated Monthly Account Statements

Starting in November, your monthly account statement will have a new look. It will have the same account and transaction information you see today, just with a new, easy-to-read format.

For more information, check out the Member Statement Guides or the Updated Monthly Account Statement FAQs.

Member Alert: New Email Scam Targeting San Diego Residents

September 28, 2018

Member Alert: New Email Scam

California Coast Credit Union has been recently made aware of a new email scam impacting residents of the San Diego area. Fraudsters are targeting customers of financial institutions via a no-reply email address, pretending to be their bank or credit union. They then ask the customer/member to click on a link and provide their online user name and password.

If you believe that you have been a target of this scam, please change your online user name and password and contact the credit union immediately. For more information on how to protect your identity and safeguard from fraud, please visit the Cal Coast Security page.

Take home buying to the next level with Cal Coast Home Rewards

Buying a home can be stressful, but we're here to make the experience easy and rewarding for our members. 

Introducing Cal Coast Home Rewards 

Our new Cal Coast Home Rewards program is an exclusive credit union member benefit, and it features tons of perks that will help you get a leg up as a home buyer (or seller)! Check out some of the benefits you can take advantage of when you enroll:

Access to the most up to date home listings in Southern California

Get personalized, timely alerts when new home listings become available 

Guidance from a dedicated home buying expert 

Earn up to a 25% rebate when you buy or sell a home with the help of our Cal Coast Home Rewards agent

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This Winter, Enjoy Peace of Mind with Travel Notifications

Winter is here. Enjoy peace of mind on your trip with Travel Notifications!

Available in both Online Banking and the Cal Coast Mobile app, Travel Notifications lets you easily set up a travel plan in advance to ensure uninterrupted use of your card while on the road.

To schedule a travel notification in Cal Coast Mobile:

1.       Tap “Card Control” from the menu.

2.       At the top of the screen, tap the “Scheduled Travels” tab.

3.       Tap the + button to add a new travel notification.

4.       Provide your dates of travel and the destination, then tap “Submit”.

You’re all set! Click here to find out more about setting up travel notifications in Cal Coast Online.

Happy trails!

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Great branch and customer service at this location. I preferred sticking with this branch instead of joining Navy Fed or USAA after joining the military. I've never had a problem here.

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