The latest news and financial insights from your friends at 1st Nor Cal Credit Union.
1st Nor Cal Credit Union - Website
July 2019
Table of Contents
Visit Website
Locations & Hours
Loans & Rates
Online Banking
Mobile Banking
Financials
Member Discounts
Contact Us
Win $50!
There are two member numbers spelled out within the text of this eNewsletter. Find your number and give us a call at
(888) 387-8632 to claim $50!
Follow Us:
Return to All Articles
Travel Smarts for Your Money and Identity
Thieves love tourists. It’s nothing personal. They’re just looking for an easy target – someone who’s carrying cash and credit cards, tablets and cameras, passports and other identification, all while being distracted by the new sights and sounds all around them.

So how do you take it all in without allowing a thief to take off with your money, identity and other valuables? These five travel tips should help:
  • Stay aware of your surroundings. This applies to all situations, from your hotel room to crowded public spaces. If a stranger bumps you, check your belongings immediately, even if it seemed accidental. Also use caution if you notice a public disturbance or other commotion – thieves appreciate a good distraction.
  • Watch out for digital thieves, too. If you use public wi-fi, only visit secure sites (addresses starting with “https”), and log out of accounts after each session. Need cash from an ATM? Paying for gas at the pump? Watch for “skimmer” devices designed to steal your information. They can be hard to detect, so look for card readers that don’t seem to match the rest of the machine.
  • Lock up your devices. Make sure your smartphone, computer and tablet all require secure passwords for access. Otherwise, a thief who makes off with your electronics could also make off with your personal information. Leaving devices behind at the hotel? Store them in your hotel room safe.
  • Always have some cash. There are situations where cash is just better than credit. If a merchant or barista just doesn’t seem trustworthy, use cash. Credit cards are best when you know the location is secure, such as at an airport or chain store, or when you want the purchase protection your card offers for a big-ticket item.
  • Think about home. Don’t let burglars ruin your return from vacation. Stop your mail and newspaper delivery, put some lights on timers, and make your home look occupied. Just in case someone does get in, keep your documents and valuables in a secure area.
Remember, travel is supposed to be fun! Taking just a few common sense precautions will help make sure you’re free to wander without worry.
 
As an added benefit of your 1st Nor Cal membership, we at Lou Aggetta Insurance will help you review the things that are important to you and provide you with options for reducing risk in your life. We are an independent insurance agent and can provide you with home, auto, life, health, business and many other types of insurance coverage. Contact us today to schedule your free review.

Denia Aggetta Shields
Lou Aggetta Insurance, Inc.
2637 Pleasant Hill Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 945-6161
denia@aggetta.com

License #OK22281

Like us on Facebook at Lou Aggetta Insurance
Follow us on Twitter @LouAggetta
Protect what you value most.
3: Limit one $25 or $50 gift card per 1st Nor Cal Credit Union member on new policies with Lou Aggetta Insurance, Inc. Offer expires December 31, 2019.
BRANCH LOCATIONS
1111 Pine St, Martinez
538 Center Ave, Martinez
4261 Century Blvd, Pittsburg
560 First St, Suite B-106, Benicia
2500 Nevin Ave, Richmond
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon - Wed: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

24-HOUR MEMBER SERVICE
(888) 387-8632
Federally insured by the NCUA
Your savings federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. National Credit Union Administrations, a U.S. Government Agency.
We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
Recommended Five-Star Institution by Bauer Financial "Because peace of mind matters"
Recommended Five-Star Institution by Bauer Financial "Because peace of mind matters"

www.bauerfinancial.com
The information contained in this email (the “Content”) is provided for informational and educational purposes only, without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any particular purpose. The Content is not intended to be and does not constitute financial, investment, tax or accounting advice or a solicitation to buy or sell securities. The Content is necessarily general in nature and is not specific to you or anyone else. YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR OWN INVESTMENT, TAX OR ACCOUNTING ADVISORS BEFORE IMPLEMENTING ANY ADVICE INCLUDED IN THE CONTENT. By viewing or utilizing the Content, you agree that you will not hold Marquis, Inc., 1st Nor Cal Credit Union or their affiliates or agents responsible for loss or damages resulting from the Content.
Copyright © 2021 1st Nor Cal Credit Union. All Rights Reserved. This email was sent to you by 1st Nor Cal Credit Union located at 1111 Pine St, Martinez, CA 94553.
 
If you no longer wish to receive emails from us please go here.
 
Security Key: B6DCC0D6-6EFD-4CB5-95EF-204CCA4C7F1E