**2017 Scholarship Recipients**
We would like to thank everyone who submitted an application for the Virgil C. Scott Volunteer Community Service Scholarship Awards. We had more applicants this year than ever before, which resulted in a highly competitive selection process.
The recipients of the $1,000 scholarship awards are Austin Boyer of Blue Mountain High School and Rachel Rubright of Pottsville High School. Congratulations to you both, and good luck in future endeavors!
**VISA Gift Cards – Now Available**
Save on activation fees by getting your VISA gift cards at HRCU! Amounts up to $1,000 can be purchased at both locations.
Graduation and wedding seasons are in full swing, so why not give a gift that’s both appreciated and easy? If it’s worth celebrating, our VISA gift cards are the perfect gift. These cards can be used anywhere VISA is accepted worldwide, including in-store, online, and by phone. They’re more functional than a gift certificate and safer than cash. To purchase a VISA gift card, simply ask!
Normal credit union business hours now extend to 5:00pm daily, Monday through Thursday. We continually make improvements to meet the evolving needs of our membership, and believe this change will benefit everyone.
**NCUA Consumer Reports: Fraud, Scams, and Cyber Threats**
Check out this two-part video series released by the NCUA on how to recognize, avoid, and report cyber fraud.
Part 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zlfy7_97Vc
**Money Tree Promotion – Official Rules**
Promotion: Hidden River Credit Union is offering borrowers of New and Used Auto and Home Equity Lines of Credit to participate in the Money Tree promotion.
Dates: Promotion runs from April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017, or when all prize amounts have been exhausted. Participant Selection: All qualifying borrowers identified as a participant, will take part in the promotion immediately after funding and once all paperwork has been completed. At that time, they may select a mystery prize envelope from the Money Tree.
Eligibility & Limitations: All new or used vehicle loans and home equity lines of credit equaling $10,000 or more and funded by Hidden River Credit Union between the dates of April 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017 (or the date when all prize amounts have been exhausted) will be eligible, and qualify to select a mystery prize envelope. Application approval is not enough to be eligible. Prize amounts on the tree include $500, $250, $100, $50, and $25. (Thirty-nine total prizes will be awarded during the promotion: 2-$500, 2-$250, 5-$100, 10-$50, and 20-$25. Each participant is limited to one prize.) As prize amounts of $100 or more are awarded, they will not be replaced on the Money Tree. Odds of being eligible to participate depend on the number of loans funded. Odds of winning the highest cash prize ($500) also depend on the number of loans funded. Out of all eligible participants, each will have a 2 in 39 chance of winning the highest cash prize. Cash prizes will be deposited only in an HRCU checking or share account. If the loan is paid off or refinanced within a two-year time frame, the cash prize will be added back to the loan amount. Hidden River Credit Union reserves the right to either end or extend the promotion with additional prize amounts at any time.
Participants must be at least 18-years old. By participating, each participant grants Hidden River Credit Union permission to use their name, photograph and likeness in connection with this promotion. By participating, each individual waives any and all claims of liability against Hidden River Credit Union, its employees, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the promotion, or from the use of any prize. Any valuation of the prizes stated above is based on available information provided to Hidden River Credit Union, and the value of any prize awarded to a participant may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each participant is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Prizes are not transferrable and gift cards are not redeemable for cash. Hidden River Credit Union reserves the right to disqualify any participant and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the contest, or obtained eligibility status using fraudulent means. All decisions will be made by Hidden River Credit Union and are final. Terms and content of contest are subject to change without prior notice.
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If you receive a phone call or text message from a random phone number asking you to call or text any information regarding your Hidden River Credit Union Account this is FRAUD. Please be aware Hidden River Credit Union will NEVER call or text you asking for your account number or card number. If you have any questions, please call Hidden River Credit Union. Please do not give any personal card or account information out to anyone over the phone unless you are certain you know who you’re speaking to.
- Never call a potential fraudulent number. Law enforcement and local communication companies may be in the middle of an investigation that will be compromised if the fraudsters become suspicious.
- Please give credit union staff as many details as possible if you are reporting an incident. Full telephone numbers including area codes are essential for any telephone scam investigation.
- Be aware that a series of numbers are often involved in telephone scams. This scam may not be entirely limited to the number(s) referenced above.
If you are ever unsure, please call Hidden River Credit Union at 570.622.3399 or 570.366.8800 for assistance.
If your card is lost or stolen please call the credit union at 570.622.3399 or 570.366.8800 during normal business hours, if it is not normal business hours please contact 800.754.4128 or you can also capture your ATM/Debit MasterCard through HRCU’s Out-Reach 24/7 Online Account Access under Settings. If you do not have access to HRCU’s Out-Reach 24/7 Online Account Access, call a branch location today to get set up!