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MasterCard® SecureCode™


MasterCard® SecureCode™ is a service from MasterCard and POPA FCU that provides added protection when you buy online. There is no need to get a new MasterCard card. You choose your own personal MasterCard SecureCode and it is never shared with any merchant. A private code means added protection against unauthorized use of your credit or debit card when you shop online.

Stay Safe: Change Your Passwords


According to a report released Dec. 3rd by cybersecurity firm Trustwave, over two million passwords have been stolen, compromising accounts at Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo, ADP and more.

Target Issues Phishing Warning


As we continue to monitor the recent Target compromise, we have learned of recent phishing emails related to the Target breach. The emails look like they are from Target and play on the fears of the public that they may have had their card compromised.

To be safe, proceed with caution if you receive an e-mail from Target. Do NOT OPEN any links that may be included in these emails as that could potentially allow additional access to your personal information. Target is posting any and all emails to their breach-related site so you will know the difference between valid emails and phishing emails.

Target’s breach-related site can be accessed here.

Important Notice: Recent Data Breach at U.S. Target Stores

Please be aware that the recent unauthorized access to payment card data at U.S. Target stores may impact you. If you have used your POPA MasterMoney Debit Card and/or POPA VISA Credit Card from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, 2013, we recommend that you closely review your account statements for any suspicious or unusual activity on your accounts. We also encourage you to set up “Alerts” on Online Banking to immediately notify you via text or email on account transactions. If you suspect fraud, please contact us immediately. You may also choose to take precautionary measures by having a new card reissued to you by calling the closest POPA office nearest you, POPA Phone Banking, or Online Banking – please remember that choosing this option may take 10 business days or more for you to receive your new card. For details regarding the data breach, please see Target’s press release here.

In Memoriam

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It is with sadness that we announce that one of our founding members and longtime board member, Camie Jarvis, passed away on September 1st. Camie had been an integral cog in the leadership of the credit union since day one, and his presence will be sorely missed. We send our deepest condolences to the Jarvis family.

Summer Skip-A-Pay Generated $1,500 to Help Sheriff’s Youth Foundation!

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During POPA FCU’s Summer 2013 Skip-A-Pay program, we committed to donate $5.00 to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Youth Foundation (SYF) for every payment skipped. We are proud to announce that due to the program’s success, we were able to present to SYF a check of $1,500.00.