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With a personal loan from EECU, you can get a low monthly payment and use the extra money to consolidate debt, fix up the house, take a summer vacation or to cover unexpected expenses! For example, with a rate as low as 5.99% APR, you can get a loan up to $10,000 and pay as little as $194** a month. Terms are flexible and the process is simple. Learn more and apply online today at eecu.org/simplify.

 


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NAFCU warns about a KrebsOnSecurity report that CiCi’s Pizza, a Texas-based restaurant chain with more than 500 locations in 35 states, has been hit by a credit card data breach.

UPDATE as of July 16, 2016:

Cici’s Pizza, a Coppell, Texas-based fast-casual restaurant chain, today acknowledged a credit card breach at more than 135 locations. The disclosure comes more than a month after KrebsOnSecurity first broke the news of the intrusion, offering readers a sneak peak inside the sprawling cybercrime machine that thieves used to siphon card data from Cici’s customers in real-time.

In a statement released Tuesday evening, Cici’s said that in early March 2016, the company received reports from several of its restaurant locations that point-of-sale systems were not working properly.

“The point-of-sale vendor immediately began an investigation to assess the problem and initiated heightened security measures,” the company said in a press release. “After malware was found on some point-of-sale systems, the company began a restaurant-by-restaurant review and remediation, and retained a third-party cybersecurity firm, 403 Labs, to perform a forensic analysis.”

According to Cici’s, “the vast majority of the intrusions began in March of 2016,” but the company acknowledges that the breach started as early as 2015 at some locations. Cici’s said it was confident the malware has been removed from all stores. A list of affected locations is here (PDF).

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ORIGINAL article on June 7, 2016:

Krebs said it appears hackers stole credit card data from certain restaurants “by posing as technical support specialists for the company’s point-of-sale provider.” Krebs noted that more than six financial institutions had contacted the blog with concerns about CiCi’s after detecting a pattern of fraud on cards that had been used there during the last few months.

CiCi’s told Krebs that an outside public relations firm is handling “the issue.”

Krebs also followed up a tip that the breach could have been connected to CiCi’s POS provider Datapoint, which denied the connection and said that hackers had posed as specialists from multiple POS providers.

As a reminder, if you purchase food from CiCi’s Pizza using a credit and/or debit card, be sure to monitor your account. If you notice suspicious activity, contact us immediately at 817-882-0800.

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You’re invited to join us for a special EECU Member & Teacher Appreciation Night to cheer on the Texas Rangers at the ballpark with discounted ticket pricing!

When: 
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7:05 p.m.

Where:
Globe Life Ballpark
Home of the Texas Rangers

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The Texas Rangers will be taking on the Cincinnati Reds at home with deeply discounted ticket prices for teachers, EECU members and their family & friends. Plus, if you’re one of the first 15,000 attendees through the gates for the game, you will receive a free TX Rangers yearbook (gates open at 5:00 p.m.).

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, June 21 as we welcome summer and celebrate teachers, EECU members and family & friends to cheer on the Rangers at the ballpark.

2016 EECU Mayfest RunAs the title sponsor of this year’s EECU Mayfest Run, we are working with our partner companies to raise funds to support Cook Children’s Medical Center in their efforts to advance patient care and provide hope to thousands of children and their families.

Through a Patient Partner Program, we have paired five Mayfest runners with five Cook Children’s patients to allow the participating children to “cross the finish line” with assistance. Thanks to the runners’ support and encouragement, what could be a difficult task of participating in this race for the patients, can instead become a moment they’ll never forget.

“A willing and able runner giving a supportive hand to a child in need is more than symbolic,” said Lonnie Nicholson, EECU President and CEO. “It is an express commitment that we can all help our communities and in particular those in our communities who are most vulnerable. We are pleased we can support the Mayfest charities as well as well as this year’s patient-runner teams to benefit Cook Children’s.”

Fundraising efforts will help patients like 6 year old Matty, 11 year old Alex, and thousands of other Cook Children’s patients. Read Matty and Alex’s stories and donate today at eecu.org/donate.

Pictured Left to Right: Lonnie Nicholson (EECU President & CEO), Kiana Headland (Alvarado High School), Christian Turnley (Keller High School), Emily Hailey (Fort Worth Christian School), Sydney Peel (Colleyville Heritage High School), Frank Molinar (White Settlement ISD Superintendent and EECU Board Member), Deanna Pierce (Richland High School).
Pictured Left to Right: Lonnie Nicholson (EECU President & CEO), Claire Hamilton (Kennendale High School), Makenna Barbara (Arlington Heights High School), Wyatt Reeves (R.L. Paschal High School), K’see Shae Clark (Blum High School), Adam Thomas (Timber Creek High School), Frank Molinar (White Settlement ISD Superintendent and EECU Board Member), Ethan Sii (Decatur High School).

On Tuesday, March 22, EECU announced the 2016 Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship winners at its annual meeting. EECU awarded $30,000 in scholarships to support six local graduating high school students with their college expenses. The EECU Scholarship Program began 28 years ago and honors former board member Glenn Mandeville, a life-long educator. Since that time, EECU has awarded more than $450,000 in scholarship money to local students.

“EECU has a deep affinity for supporting education,” said Lonnie Nicholson, EECU President and CEO. “Higher education can be an essential springboard to building productive lives, but unfortunately, college expenses also can be a significant burden. EECU is proud to be able to recognize and financially assist these deserving students, and we wish them tremendous success in their academic pursuits.”

The following six students were names as recipients of the $5,000 scholarships for 2016:

  • Makenna Barbara, Arlington Heights High School – plans to study Environmental Engineering at Texas Christian University
  • K’see Shae Clark, Blum High School – plans to study Elementary Education at Stephen F Austin State University
  • Claire Hamilton, Kennedale High School – plans to study Spanish Education at East Texas Baptist University
  • Wyatt Reeves, R.L. Paschal High School – plans to study Physics and Computer Science (school to be determined)
  • Ethan Sii, Decatur High School – plans to study Biology at University of Alabama
  • Adam Thomas, Timber Creek High School – plans to study Vocal Performance or Music Education (school to be determined)

Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship winners!

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The 2015 EECU Holiday Food Drive was a resounding success. As in prior years, EECU hosted the Holiday Food Drive to gather donations for Tarrant Area Food Bank. This year, we collected more than 3,600 pounds of food – that  will help provide more than 3,000 meals to local families in need. Due to the generosity of our employees and many of our members, EECU once again successfully delivered on our ongoing commitment to the Fort Worth community. Thank you for your support.

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Join EECU and Tarrant Area Food Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, to celebrate the City of Hurst Christmas Tree Lighting. To help usher in the holiday season, EECU is working to fill the food bank with plenty of food to serve families in need this season.

Stop by EECU’s tent at the parking shuttle drop-off and donate non-perishable food items to help fill Tarrant Area Food Bank. While you’re there, you can enter to win* a $250 family package to see ICE!®  at the Gaylord Texan Resort®. Continue reading

Great news! Now, members can add any EECU MasterCard® credit or debit card to Apple Pay to pay in stores and in apps with a single touch. We are excited to offer this service to our members who we know are eager to use this service on their phones.

Apple Pay offers many great benefits:

  • An Easier Way to Pay—Members are able to make purchases at hundreds of thousands of stores and in participating apps.
  • Pay with a Single Touch—Once members load an EECU credit or debit card to Apple Pay, they can pay for purchases by holding their phone near point-of-sale terminal readers with their fingers on TouchID™. There’s no need to open an app or even wake the phone.
  • A Secure Way to Pay—Apple Pay uses the latest security technology. Every transaction is authorized with TouchID™ or passcode.

View our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about EECU and Apple Pay. Or, visit apple.com/apple-pay to see how Apple Pay will change the way you pay.

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EECU is now accepting applications for the Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship program for high school seniors. If you, your child or someone you know is preparing for graduation this year and meets the criteria below, download an application and submit it by January 31, 2016, at any EECU office or by mail.

In order to be considered:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior
  • Applicant must be a member in good standing with EECU or parent/legal guardian must be a member in good standing with EECU
  • Applicant must express on their application their intended course of study
  • Recipient of scholarship funds must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to receive annual distribution of funds
  • The scholarship must be used for the purpose of study at an accredited college or university
  • Academic achievement, character, leadership and personal recommendations will be considered in the selection of scholarship recipients
  • Applicant must include all required documentation and transcripts

The scholarship committee will select six recipients – three who are seeking a career in education and three who are pursuing other areas of study – to receive $5,000 in funds. See application for full details and instructions.

TAFB LogoWith holidays approaching in just a few weeks, thousands of North Texas families will seek help from local organizations to put food on the table. In order to make this season brighter for families in need, EECU is partnering with our friends and neighbors at Tarrant Area Food Bank to put food on the table.

Since 2011, EECU has collected 3,000 pounds of food to help feed families in need; and this year we will continue the tradition. We invite you to join us by purchasing non-perishable food items and dropping them off at any of EECU’s 14 branch locations through Friday, December 11. No matter how small or large, your donation will make all the difference in the world for a deserving area family.

Most Requested Food items

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham, etc.)
  • Peanut butter (no glass jars)
  • Boxed pasta
  • Boxed or canned soup
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Dried beans
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Boxed or canned juice

Donate now through December 11 at any EECU branch!