Building Trades Credit Union
Consumer Education


At BTCU, we are committed to empowering you with the knowledge you need for better financial security and management. We believe knowledge is your greatest asset.  Search our resources for important tips, links and information.

FRAUD ALERTS & IDENTITY THEFT
Common Fraud Schemes - FBI's list of common fraud schemes.

www.OnGuardOnline.gov - This federal government website teaches individuals how to be safe, secure and responsible online. 

Fighting Back Against Identity Theft - A one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft provided by the Federal Trade Commission.


ONLINE & MOBILE SECURITY
Stop. Think. Connect. - A national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.

Smartphone Security Checker - A tool is designed to help the many smartphone owners who aren't protected against mobile security threats.


CREDIT & MONEY MANAGEMENT
www.mycreditunion.gov - This site is brought to you by the Office of Consumer Protection, the National Credit Union Administration’s office dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers, resolving member complaints, and promoting financial literacy.

www.whatsmyscore.org - Get up to speed with this short, interactive tutorial that will start you on your way to a solid credit history: credit terms, how to build solid credit, how to read and heed the warning signs of bad debt, and more.

www.practicalmoneyskills.com - This site is designed to help educators, parents and students practice better money management for life.

www.smartaboutmoney.org - National Endowment for Financial Education, a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping you make sound financial decisions throughout life’s ups and downs. You'll find practical articles, worksheets, tips and valuable resources from across the Web to help you understand and manage your money.

Pocket Cents - A new educational tool from the National Credit Union Administration’s office that teaches youth positive financial habits.


HOME LOANS
Check our these real estate booklets created by the Federal Reserve for more information about home loans: Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) and Home Equity Lines of Credit.


OTHER RESOURCES
www.irs.gov - Information from the Internal Revenue Service.

www.donotcall.gov - A federal government website to register your home and mobile numbers to stop telemarketer calls. To register by phone, call 1.888.382.1222.

www.bbb.org - The Better Business Bureau. Click on ‘Business’ to get an immediate free report on any company. This is also a convenient way to check on an online business, by entering the company’s web address.