News & Events

Holiday Closing

February 17, 2014

The credit union will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Please take advantage of our 24-hour services:

  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Banking
  • Visa Debit Card
  • MasterCard
  • ATM (automated teller machine)
  • Loans by Phone (call 409-988-1300, press 8)
  • Online Loan Application w/ Instant Decision

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May 14, 2014

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 Questions? Give us a call at 1-888-319-7328.


Leaving Town for a Getaway?

November 26, 2012

Here are a few tips to help make the financial side of your trip easier...

  • If you plan to use your Sabine FCU credit or debit card while traveling, remember to contact us here at the credit union to let us know a few details so that we can inform the card processors to expect to see out of town transactions. Fraud monitoring software can sometimes prevent transactions from being approved when they are out of the normal, expected pattern of your usual transactions. Debit and credit card fraud is increasing nationwide, but Sabine FCU protects your account by using a fraud monitoring service to ensure that your transactions were made by you.
  • Keep the credit union up to date when you change cell phone numbers. If we have a current cell phone number for you, it will help us contact you in the event that there is a question regarding a debit or credit card transaction.
  • Always bring at least two ways to pay for your vacation expenses - a credit card, debit card, cash or a prepaid debit card are all good options. Computers, networks, and equipment can go down, causing your transaction to be declined so a backup form of payment is always a good idea.
  • If your card is lost or stolen and it's during office hours, contact the credit union as soon as possible so we can cancel your card to prevent fraudulent activity. It it's after hours, call these numbers...Visa debit card: 1-800-554-8969 or Mastercard credit card: 1-800-442-4757.
  • Remember that Sabine FCU will never ask you to verify or key in your account number...so be aware of fraudsters who are trying to trick you into giving out account information.

 

Questions? Give us a call at 1-888-319-7328.


Fraud Alert

November 26, 2012

We would like to inform our members of a recent scam. We have had a report of a member who received a telephone call from an automated service claiming there was suspicious activity on his Sabine FCU account. The member was asked to key in his account number. This is NOT legitimate. Sabine FCU does NOT use an automated service to contact a member about suspicious activity, and we would NEVER ask for an account number on a call we initiate.

We have also been made aware of several phishing scams in which members are emailed from a fraudulent company posing as CUNA (Credit Union National Association), NCUA (National Credit Union Administration), Visa, Vantiv, Verified by Visa, or even Sabine FCU. This email instructs recipients to "click here" to confirm your identity or acknowledge your account. The credit union and our associates will NEVER initiate emails soliciting your credit union account number, user name, password, PIN (personal identification number), credit card or debit card numbers, or other personal identifying information. If you receive a similar email, do not reply and delete it from your mailbox.  

Some consumers have reported receiving fraudulent email messages that reference ACH Summary or ACH Notification and instruct the recipient to click on several links. These emails were not sent by the Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Banks deliver payment information to our financial institution members via our trusted channels, and do not communicate this information directly to consumers. We strongly advise that you do not click on the links contained in these types of emails and to delete them immediately.  If you receive any email of this type, please take caution and contact the credit union with any questions.

 

Questions? Give us a call at 1-888-319-7328.


Regulation D Reminder

November 15, 2012

Regulation D limits the number of transactions on a savings account, or non-transaction account to no more than 6 transactions per month. This includes: ACH, automatic transfers from savings to checking, online banking transactions, telephone transfers, and transactions using an ATM or debit card. You can still use your ATM or debit card to make a cash withdrawal at an ATM or you can come into the lobby of the credit union to make in-person transactions.


Free CU Pass ATM Network

November 12, 2012

Sabine Federal Credit Union has partnered with other local credit unions to bring you the CU PASS ATM Network. The network allows members to use their ATM or debit card at any participating credit union without a fee or surcharge. Click here for a list of participating credit unions. Look for the CU PASS network sign before using ATMs at other credit unions.