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How To Protect Yourself After A Data Breach

How To Protect Yourself After A Data Breach

Recent events such as the City of Los Angeles data breach, affecting LAPD police officers and applicants, highlight the importance of taking precautions with personal information and knowing what to do if your information is compromised.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Use strong and complex passwords, especially for sites that house personal information. Change your passwords frequently.
  2. Enroll in FraudScout,1 a fraud and credit monitoring service available to LAPFCU members with exclusive member discounts.
  3. Set up email or text message alerts on PATROL Online Banking or the LAPFCU app2 to help monitor activity and catch suspicious activity right away.
  4. Monitor your credit at If you have an LAPFCU loan, you can view your credit score for free in PATROL or on our app.
  5. Safeguard and properly dispose items containing personal data routinely.

Make sure your phone number and email address are always up-to-date on PATROL Online Banking or our app, so we can contact you if and when suspicious activity is detected.

For more information, or if you think you’re a victim of fraud, call us immediately at (877) 695-2732.


1FraudScout is not insured by the NCUA or any other government agency, is not Credit Union guaranteed, is not a deposit, and is not a condition to any banking service or activity. FraudScout is a service provided by CyberScout™. CyberScout may modify or improve any part of the service at any time and without prior notice. This service is not a credit counseling service and does not promise to help you obtain a loan or improve your credit record, history or rating. Restrictions apply. For additional information, visit 2Standard data usage rates may apply. Consult your provider for more details. 0519-56

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