Beware of Unidentified Calls or Voicemails About Your Credit or Debit Card
If you receive an unidentified call or voicemail about your credit or debit card, and you believe it to be fraudulent, please hang up immediately and contact us at 800-475-1150. We are available to assist you.
Important Tips: Never provide your credit or debit card information to someone who calls you unsolicited. Be suspicious of any caller who asks for your personal information, such as your Social Security number or bank account number. If you are unsure about the legitimacy of a call, hang up and call us directly at 800-475-1150. We will never contact you to ask for your personal information. A message from Collins Community Credit Union will always include identification.
Due to declining usage and increasing costs, the decision has been made to discontinue production of the monthly Buy & Sell. The credit union will stop collecting Buy & Sell ads as of January 31, 2013 and the final issue of the Buy & Sell will be available in our branches and online on Friday, February 15, 2013.
For over 30 years the credit union has been providing this free service to our membership. Starting as a two or three page hand typed “swap sheet,” the Buy & Sell reached a pinnacle in the late 90’s, averaging 48 pages and topping out at 60 pages during the peak summer months. Members once turned in more than 1,900 individual ads each month. These numbers have dropped considerably and now average less than 450. The credit union once printed 15,000 copies of the Buy & Sell for distribution to the public. Recently we dropped the number of booklets printed to 8,000 and still recycle a large number of leftover booklets each month.
“I believe this drop off can be attributed to the access people have to computers and to the success of the internet,” commented Tim Meier, Vice President of Marketing. “With options like Craig’s List and Ebay, members have found alternative ways of selling their unwanted items. These options provide a more timely and convenient way for our members to sell their items."
The credit union is proud of the fact that the Buy & Sell had been a free benefit to members for many years, and we look forward to discovering new ways to provide additional membership advantages in the future.