Scammers are using the names of well-known employers to post job openings that don’t exist. The purpose is to trick consumers into sending them personal information or money upfront to get the job.

The phony postings are hard to pass up. They offer great pay, telework options, and money to set up a home office. Here’s an example of how the scam works:

First, they will get a person’s information and send them a check for, say, $4,000. Once the check “clears”, they tell the person to keep $1,000 as a salary advance and send back $3,000 — supposedly to get a computer and office equipment. But the job and the equipment never appear. And sadly, when the person realizes the check is fake, they are out of the job and now $3,000 in debt.

Report job scams to the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov

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Dreaming big doesn’t mean you need to start with big actions. The first small step is usually the hardest, but once it’s taken, you can use momentum to propel you forward. This year’s theme for National Credit Union Youth Month is “Save Small. Dream Big. at your credit union.” We want to tell young members that their dreams are attainable, no matter how big they are.

Northeast Community Credit Union has tools to help fulfill these dreams. With a youth saving account that earns compound interest, young members can deposit small amounts on a regular basis and watch their savings grow “like magic.” The earlier they start a savings account, the more it will grow, and the easier it will be to achieve their dreams. Learning this good financial habit at a young age will set them up on the path of successful financial well-being.

If you have been wondering how to empower your kids to save for their future, National Credit Union Youth Month is a great opportunity to start! Join us this April as credit unions across the country encourage youth to start saving regularly. This celebration is a great time to engage kids at Northeast Community Credit Union and within your community to help them learn that saving, no matter how small the amount, can help them achieve their dreams.

Get involved by using the hashtag #CUYouthMonth to let everyone know how your credit union is making a difference in young members’ lives.

Matt Wilson, English and speech teacher at Happy Valley High School, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach grant winner.

Wilson is using the grant to help pay the entry fees for the HVHS Warrior Troupe Speech & Debate team to the district speech/debate tournament in April.

“This club prepares students to be confident communicators at the college level and in future business careers,” Wilson said.

Northeast Community Credit Union awards $300 every month to a classroom to be utilized for classroom needs, classroom activities, and academic enrichment.  Helping Teachers Teach is open to teachers within Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Sullivan and Washington counties who are members of Northeast Community Credit Union. Area teachers may become members online or at any NCCU location and can download the grant application on the credit union’s website:  www.BeMyCU.org.

Northeast Community Credit Union is honored to announce it has once again earned BauerFinancial’s highest 5-Star Superior rating.

A 5-Star rating indicates that Northeast Community Credit Union is one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and much more.

Bauer Financial is the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm since 1983. The 5-Star rating is the highest ranking the banking industry research firm can assign a financial institution and denotes the highest level of financial performance.

NCCU has also earned the placement of being on Bauer Financials “Recommended Credit Union Report.”

“The 5-Star Rating by BauerFinancial indicates that Northeast Community Credit Union excels in nearly all measurable areas,” said NCCU President/CEO Teresa Arnold. “The rating places us in the top tier of financial institutions in the United States. We are honored by the ranking and are committed to continue providing the highest level of service to our members every day. The credit union has maintained its top-tier status for decades. What this means for this community is that our institution is safe, financially sound, and consistently operating well above all regulatory capital requirements.”

Northeast Community Credit Union has been serving the community since October 1952 when it was chartered as a credit union by the State of Tennessee. Northeast Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. It is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Carter, Johnson, Washington, Unicoi and Sullivan counties along with their immediate family members.

For more information, visit www.BeMyCU.org or call 423-547-1200.

Northeast Community Credit Union’s Annual Membership Meeting will be Thursday, February 10th, 2022 at 5 pm at 980 Jason Witten Way in Elizabethton.

Meeting will include:

  • Election of Officers
  • Giveaways (remote entry only)

For door prizes:

  • Ask any NCCU employee for a prize entry form to win Visa Gift Cards
  • Winners notified the day after the meeting – do NOT need to be present to win
  • Prize entry forms must be turned at our Main Office on Jason Witten Way in Elizabethton prior to February 10th

Coming soon! We are excited to announce the launch of our updated & improved Home Banking & Bill Pay platforms on February 10, 2022.

Your Home Banking log in screen will look the same. Once logged in, you will enjoy the new easy-to-navigate layout. All related links, including the Bill Payment Tab, will now be easily found on the homepage.

Our new Bill Pay platform, CheckFree RXP, offers our members a rich, user-friendly online experience.

For members who are currently enrolled in our Bill Pay, all merchants & their information will automatically convert to our new system.

Some of the enhanced benefits include:

  • Easy & convenient to pay your bills;
  • Account to Account (A2A); allows you to transfer funds from one institution to another;
  • Ebill enrollment; allows you to receive electronic delivery of your bills from hundreds of companies;
  • Same day rush delivery or overnight check capability (available for a fee);
  • Members will have access to customer service by calling 1-833-999-1129 during the hours of 7a.m.-1a.m. EST.

We continue to strive to bring our members the most current online banking products that offer a pleasant & user-friendly experience.  Enjoy!

Northeast Community Credit Union presented a $500 donation to Kids Like Us (KLU) as part of their annual partnership with the non-profit agency.

NCCU sponsored the KLU Teen Apartment and helped the agency develop a fitness and nutrition program for its students. The annual donation will help fund KLU’s programs and activities.

The Kids Like Us Teen Apartment which helps teens at KLU learn socialization and occupational skills as well as learn independent living skills. The Apartment includes a Café where KLU students can learn employment skills and life skills; such as planning, cooking and serving a meal.

To donate to KLU or for more information, call (423) 470-3410 or visit http://www.kidslikeuscommunity.org.

Northeast Community Credit Union has been serving the community since October 1952 when it was chartered as a credit union by the State of Tennessee. Northeast Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. It is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Carter, Johnson, Washington, Unicoi and Sullivan counties along with their immediate family members

Northeast Community Credit Union recently donated $175 to the East Tennessee Christian Children’s Home and Academy to help them continue their goals.

Each year, NCCU donates a total of $500 to ETCHA as part of its community charitable contribution efforts.

ETCHA provides help to at-risk adolescent girls and their families. ETCHA offers on-campus housing, education and ministry, and depends on donations to help keep their ministry going.

To donate to ETCHA, call 423-542-4423 or visit, www.etcha.org.

Northeast Community Credit Union has been serving the community since October 1952 when it was chartered as a credit union by the State of Tennessee. Northeast Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. It is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Carter, Johnson, Washington, Unicoi and Sullivan counties along with their immediate family members.