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Travel Safety Tips

Are you hitting the road soon? Summer is a busy travel time for those seeking a little adventure. Unfortunately, it’s also a prime time for identity theft. We have a few simple tips to help keep your account information safe and keep your travel running smoothly.

  1. Use Surcharge-FREE ATM’s – With an ATM or Debit Card, you have access to your cash 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at thousands of Surcharge-Free ATM’s nationwide due to our arrangement with Alliance One (ATM’s owned by other credit unions) and MoneyPass (US Bank Locations Only).
  2. Be Cautious at Gas Stations and ATM's – A popular way to gain Debit or Credit Card information is by attaching devices to card readers at gas stations and ATM's. After using your card at an unfamiliar location, be sure to monitor your account for any suspicious activity.
  3. Set-Up Account Alerts – When you set up alerts in Best Reward Online or via our Mobile Banking App, you can request a text or email notification each time there’s a deposit, withdrawal, or other activity on your account. Having this information can help you quickly stop unauthorized access to your account.
  4. Inform Us of Travel Plans – One way Best Reward helps to keep your account safe is by blocking access to Credit and Debit Card spending in many foreign countries. Unusual purchases may be flagged to protect your account, as well. If you plan on traveling be sure to complete our Debit Card & VISA Card Travel Notification Form at least five business days before your departure date to ensure your card will not be blocked.
  • Please Note: Using your Debit Card for payment is restricted on car rentals. Please use your VISA Credit Card for car rental transactions. This policy is in place due to liability purposes and for your protection.
  • Download our FREE CardValet® Mobile App to proactively manage your Debit Card using your smart phone. See how it works by clicking HERE.