Member Security Resource Center

Protecting your personal information is job one.


We are committed to keeping our members’ accounts and personal information safe and secure. With identity theft and financial fraud on the rise, it’s more important than ever to be smart and proactive about protecting your money and information.

As a reminder, Golden 1 will never call, email, or text you asking for a one-time passcode, your account password, code word or card or account details.

If you suspect you've received a fraudulent email a text message that appear to be from Golden 1, please forward them or send screenshots to

If you have clicked on the links contained within these messages, and entered or gave out your online/mobile banking credentials, one-time passcode or any other sensitive details, please reset your password immediately and then call us at 877-465-3361.

Tips to Help Our Members Identify Fraudulent Text Messages (Smishing)

Message is from an unknown number or being sent to multiple people.

The message contains bad punctuation and misspellings.

The message is alarmist and expresses urgency.

The message asks for a one-time authentication code, user ID/password, code word, or card/account details.


Fraud Monitoring
We help keep your money safe by monitoring your checking, savings, and credit card accounts 24/7 and contacting you immediately by email, text, or phone call if we detect unusual activity. We may send you an access code to confirm your identity, prevent certain types of transactions, or restrict account access until we have further proof of identity.

Secure Browsing
Golden 1 uses secure sockets layer (SSL) and transport layer security (TLS) technology to encrypt online data. The Extended Validation (EV) certificate shows you're visiting our valid, secure website, as opposed to a fraudulent lookalike site. You can confirm the EV certificate by clicking the “lock” icon in the web address. 
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Device Verification
When your account is accessed by a computer or mobile device that our system doesn’t recognize, we’ll ask additional security questions to confirm your identity.

Federal Share Insurance
Member share accounts, such as savings, checking, and term saving certificates, are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), which is administered by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). The fund is backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. For more information, visit

Data Privacy
We're committed to keeping your private information secure. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in place that comply with strict state and federal regulations.

Zero Liability Fraud Protection

Debit and credit card holders have zero liability for fraudulent charges when promptly reported, through our partnership with Visa®. If your Golden 1 Credit, Debit, or ATM card has been lost or stolen, please call 1-877-465-3361 immediately to report it and request a new card. If charges are made after your card has been stolen, please call 1-877-GOLDEN 1 to learn how to file a claim. (See your card agreement for more details.) 

Self-Service Transaction Dispute

The online/mobile banking self-service option allows you to dispute transactions made with your credit, debit or ATM card. 


Monitor Your Accounts and Use Alerts 
Access your account via Online Banking or download our mobile app to regularly monitor your accounts. Take advantage of our card and account alerts to stay informed and a step ahead of potential fraud. Alerts can be delivered to you via email, text message,* and/or push notification to your mobile device.

Lock and Unlock Your Golden 1 Card in Your Mobile Banking App
The “Cards” features in the Mobile Banking app provide easy and secure access to your Golden 1 Visa® Debit and Credit cards anywhere, anytime. Suspend your card if you’ve misplaced it and reactivate it when it turns up, get fraud and other alerts, set up travel notifications, activate your card, report a lost or stolen card, and more.

Use Your Debit and Credit Card Safely
Golden 1’s contactless and chip-enhanced cards leverage technology that meets international standards known as EMV. The chip holds encrypted information, adding a layer of protection.

Use one of the following methods to complete a transaction with enhanced security.

  • Tap to pay with cards that have this symbol Touchless on the front or back of the card indicating contactless technology.
  • Insert your chip card into the payment terminal.

Use Mobile Payment Technology
Add your Golden 1 debit or credit card to mobile payment apps and wallets that use tokenization – like Apple Pay®, Google Pay™ or Samsung Pay™. This adds a layer of protection from fraud.

Refrain from Sharing Your Username and Password
Sharing your login credentials for your mobile and online banking accounts is risky. You are giving another person full access to your account.

Update Your Password Regularly
You will want to remember to update passwords on your personal accounts at least every 6 months.  When updating passwords, select one that is easy only for you to remember, and use a variety of characters including text, numbers, and symbols. Also, use different passwords across various websites to reduce your exposure should your password become compromised.

Use Enhanced Security with Identity Theft Protection
In addition to Zero Liability Fraud Protection, all of our credit cards include free enrollment in ID Navigator Powered by NortonLifeLock. It sends you alerts of potential threats to your identity so you can act quickly. The dark web is continuously patrolled for information that may belong to you, and you're notified if it's found.

Review Your Credit Report
Reviewing your credit report at least once per year will help ensure that what is being reported is actually yours and that it is being reported correctly. Visit to pull your credit report from all three (3) credit bureaus today. 

Golden 1 also provides Credit Sense, a free service available in Mobile and Online Banking. See your credit score anytime, access your full credit report, and receive monthly updates. Credit Sense will also send you an immediate alert when there is a change to your credit rating.

Stay Safe, Go Paperless
Going paperless – and accessing your account statements online – reduces the chance that your account information will be inadvertently delivered to the incorrect address or stolen during mail processing and delivery. Sign up for paperless statements by logging in to Online Banking.

Download Apps Only From Trusted Sources
Only download apps for your device on trusted sources such as the Apple App Store and Google Play. This will protect you against fake and malicious apps that may target your data.

Install Software to Find and Remotely Wipe Your Mobile Phone
In case your mobile device is lost or stolen, you can remotely wipe your data to prevent unauthorized access. Install and configure an app that will let you remotely locate and wipe your phone (for example, "Find My iPhone" or "Find My Android").

Stay Informed About Scams
Subscribe to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alerts to receive an email about what to watch out for when a new scam is becoming widespread.

Take Steps to Send Money Safely with Zelle®

Zelle® is fast and easy – however, its speed can contribute to risk of errors or falling for a scam. The payment is sent directly from your Golden 1 account to another person’s bank account and cannot be canceled once received. Neither Golden 1 nor Zelle® offers a protection program for authorized payments made with Zelle® – for example, if you do not receive the item you paid for or the item is not as described or as you expected.

Therefore, Zelle® should only be used to send money to friends, family, and others you trust

To maximize your safety using Zelle®, remember “Know – Verify – Be Aware.”

  • Know: Use Zelle® to pay people you know and trust. If you don’t know the person or aren’t sure you will get what you paid for (for example, items bought from an online bidding or sales site), you should not use Zelle®.
  • Verify: Make sure your recipient’s name, U.S. mobile number and email address are correct before you click Send. 
    To avoid mistakes when sending money to someone new, first send a small amount, like $1, and ask the recipient to confirm they received it before sending a larger amount. 
  • Be Aware: If a payment situation feels unusual, it probably is. Trust your intuition and investigate.

For purchases and payments to people you don't know, consider payment methods with fraud safeguards, such as many credit and debit cards.


*Message and data rates may apply. Check with your mobile provider.

Zelle® and the Zelle® related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.

All third-party companies, products and service names used are for identification purposes only. All service marks, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.




Contact Our Member Service Contact Center Immediately
Golden 1 cardholders have zero liability for fraudulent charges when promptly reported. If your Golden 1 Credit, Debit, or ATM card has been lost or stolen, please call 1-877-465-3361 as soon as possible to report it and request a new card. Our toll-free number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You should receive your new card within 5 business days. If charges are made after your card has been stolen, please call our Member Service Contact Center at 1-877-GOLDEN 1 (1-877-465-3361) and we'll tell you how to file a claim. (See your card agreement for more details.) 

Call the Merchant(s) Where the Fraud Occurred
Ask them to refuse additional purchases on your account.

Place an Initial Fraud Alert on Your Credit Report

This will prevent any new credit from being issued without your authorization. There is no fee for you to place this fraud alert. If indeed you are a victim of identity theft, this fraud alert will stay on your credit for seven (7) years. If it is a preliminary fraud alert and you are not a victim, the fraud alert will only stay on your credit report for 90 days.

Order Your Credit Report
Thoroughly and immediately review all of the current trade lines and your credit history to make sure everything is reported correctly. Visit to pull your credit report from all three (3) credit bureaus. 

Golden 1 also provides Credit Sense, a free service available in Mobile and Online Banking. See your credit score anytime, access your full credit report, and receive monthly updates. Credit Sense will also send you an immediate alert when there is a change, so you can protect your credit and identity. 


Create an Identity Theft Report with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
If you are a victim of identity theft, filing an identity theft report is the only way to make sure you aren’t liable for any of the expenses charged.

File a Police Report
In order to complete the identity theft report, you will need a police report—regardless of the amount that has been stolen.

Consider Enrolling in a Credit Monitoring Service
A good credit monitoring service alerts you to activity on your credit, including when new accounts are opened or if your information is changed. Credit monitoring is a great preventive step to stop identity and account takeover fraud or at least reduce its impact.

Golden 1 Identity Theft Victim Kit


Federal Trade Commission –

Identity Theft Resource Center –

Annual Credit Report –

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Consumer Protection –

Equifax –
To report fraud: 800.525.6285
To order a report: 800.685.1111

Experian –
To report fraud: 888.397.3742
To order a report: 888.397.3742

TransUnion –
To report fraud: 800.680.7289
To order a report: 800.916.8800