Protecting your identity and account information is a top priority at CEFCU. When fraud is suspected on your CEFCU Debit or Credit Mastercard®, you automatically receive automated fraud alerts via email in near real-time. This is a free service to help protect your identity if a Card is compromised.

But did you know you can also set up automated fraud text alerts for your Cards? Simply log into CEFCU On-Line® or Mobile Banking. Under Card Management, select your Card, then select the “Automated Fraud Alerts” tile, and follow the onscreen prompts to begin receiving them automatically via this option.footnote 1

Automated fraud alerts will help you detect fraud right away, so you can take action immediately.

With a text alert, you can immediately respond to suspected fraud by:

  • Validating if a transaction(s) is legitimate;
  • Replying if you don’t recognize a transaction(s); then a protective hold will be placed on your Card until you call the Fraud Detection number provided to you.

Enroll in automated fraud text alerts with Card Management by logging into CEFCU On-Line or Mobile Banking today!


1. Please contact your phone provider to see if message and data rates apply to receive texts.