How to Spot Frauds & Scams
Click this link for a how-to guide to spotting Frauds & Scams.
Each year, SPC makes available five $1000 scholarships to High School Seniors and College Students within our membership.
We will announce the 2018 Scholarship winners by March 15th, 2018.
The following sites are recommended sites of interest. Recommendations apply only to sites listed, not to any sites that may be linked from these sites.
Consumer Reports Online
Our State Credit Union League
Consumer Information Center
Links to other Web Sites:
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Buying an auto is a major decision that can be very stressful. But it doesn't have to be. SPC can help with all the car buying decisions from pre-approval to the added benefits of GAProtection, Loan Protection Insurance and extended warranty. Follow these steps to get you behind the wheel and in the driver's seat of your new vehicle.
1. Determine a Price:
Use loan calculator to find out how much car you can afford. Call the Loan Officers at SPC for NADA book value and pre-approval before you shop.
2. Research and Shop Around:
Use Consumer Reports Online and online searches to find the best vehicle to fit your needs. If it's a used car you are searching for, get peace of mind with a vehicle history report from Carfax. This service allows members to research the history of any vehicle using the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). These reports tell you whether a car or truck has odometer discrepancies, has been totaled and rebuilt, or damaged in a flood. SPC members can request a CarFax Vehicle History Report online. You will need the 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) (found on the top of the driver's side dash) to request the report and a credit card.
3. The Added Benefits of an SPC Auto Loan:
Members' Choice Auto Care protects new or used vehicle purchases with an extended warranty program beyond the factory warranty. Various levels of coverage are available for both new and used vehicles.
GAProtection is designed to pay the difference between the insurance company's settlement and the loan or lease balance if the vehicle is stolen or accidentally totaled. Cost of protection can be included in your monthly payment.
The Real Free Credit Report
AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report. It was created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act) consumers can request and obtain a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies. AnnualCreditReport.com provides consumers with the secure means to do so.
Free credit reports requested online at AnnualCreditReport.com are viewable immediately upon authentication of identity.
Fight identity theft by monitoring and reviewing your credit report for free at the real Free Credit Report site: www.AnnualCreditReport.com.
SPC Financial Guidance
The most important factor in using money wisely is not how much money you make, but how you use it! SPC and Accel can help you achieve financial success.
As a member of SPC, you can take advantage of the Accel program, a free financial education and counseling program. Accel counselors are available Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EST) and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To use this service, simply call 1-877-33ACCEL (877-332-2235) or visit them on the Web at www.accelservices.org.
Successful Money Management – it’s yours with SPC and Accel!
Stop Unsolicited Marketing
Want to stop unsolicited marketing? Tired of answering the telephone and finding a telemarketer on the other end? Is your mailbox full of pre-approved credit card offers and junk mail? There is a way to stop it!
To have your name removed from the list of direct marketing and telemarketing companies, write to:
Mail Preference Service
c/o Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 9008
Farmington, NY 11735-9008
Telephone Preference Service
c/o Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 9014
Farmington, NY 11735-9014
Include complete information about the name, address and telephone number you want removed from these lists. If you have moved or changed your name in the last year, include the old information.
You can also register your telephone number with the Do Not Call Registry at www.donotcall.gov or call 1-888-382-1222. For TTY call 1-866-290-4236
To stop pre-approved credit card solicitations, write to:
P.O. Box 919
Allen, TX 72013-0919
P.O. Box 740123
Atlanta, GA 30374-0123
Trans Union Corporation
Name Removal Option
P.O. Box 97328
Jackson, MS 39288-7328
Include the name, address and social security number you want removed from these lists. These are credit reporting agencies, so they already have all of your personal information.