SF Fire Credit Union

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Contact Center

Local (415) 674-4800 | Toll Free (888) 499-FIRE (3473)
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Pacific) Monday – Saturday

Branch Hours

8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Pacific) Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Pacific) Saturday

Join Us

You might have heard a lot about credit unions and wondered what makes us different than banks. While credit unions provide many of the same services as traditional banks, there are key differences. 

Free Appraisals

With interest rates that put members’ needs over profit, free appraisals from July 8 through September 2, 2019, and local advice you can count on, we turn home ownership dreams into home ownership reality every day.

Double Points

Wherever you’re going, your SF Fire Credit Union Platinum VISA® Credit Card is here for you. And you’ll earn double Extra Awards™ Points on purchases between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day.

Save

Are you saving for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, or maybe a down payment on a new home? It’s easier to reach your financial goals with our increased dividend rates on Term Certificates, such as the 18-Month Bump Up Term Certificate with an APY of 2.43% as of March 5th.

Join Us

You might have heard a lot about credit unions and wondered what makes us different than banks. While credit unions provide many of the same services as traditional banks, there are key differences. 

Free Appraisals

With interest rates that put members’ needs over profit, free appraisals from July 8 through September 2, 2019, and local advice you can count on, we turn home ownership dreams into home ownership reality every day.

Double Points

Wherever you’re going, your SF Fire Credit Union Platinum VISA® Credit Card is here for you. And you’ll earn double Extra Awards™ Points on purchases between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day.

Save

Are you saving for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, or maybe a down payment on a new home? It’s easier to reach your financial goals with our increased dividend rates on Term Certificates, such as the 18-Month Bump Up Term Certificate with an APY of 2.43% as of March 5th.

Peace of Mind: Travel Notes And Avoiding Travel Scams

With summer upon us, two topics critical to planning and enjoying vacation are Travel Notes and Avoiding Travel Scams.

Loading Travel Notes

Letting us know where you’ll use your card(s) will help us determine what transactions to expect and what transactions might be fraud. You can load a Travel Note via Secured Messaging in Online & Mobile Banking (using the Travel Notification subject line) or with our Branch or Contact Center representatives.

Avoiding Travel Scams

Many of us have received a random email or an automated phone call saying we’ve won a free luxury cruise. All that’s required is payment of a few fees ahead of time. Nothing to worry about, right?

If Something Sounds Too Good to Be True…

Some of these “fabulous” offers can be either completely fake or simply deceptive, such as including hidden or poorly-disclosed fees. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s website has useful information on how to avoid Travel Scams, Rental Listing Scams, International Driver’s License Scams, and more.

The Warning Signs of a Scam

When it comes to travel, here are some common warning signs that the offer might not be legitimate:

  • You won a ‘free vacation’ – but you need to pay something upfront
  • The company contacts you out of the blue
  • They won’t give you specifics, such as the identity of the “fancy resort”
  • You’re pressured to sign up for a travel club
  • You receive a robocall

And here are some warning signs to watch for when looking for a rental property (whether for a short-term, long-term, or permanent basis):

  • They want you to wire money
  • They want a security deposit or first month’s rent before you’ve met/signed a lease
  • They say they’re not in the country but that they have a plan to get you the key

One warning sign of both travel scams and rental listing scams:

  • You’re asked to book or pay outside of the official booking app or website

While these warning signs don’t necessarily mean that the offer is a scam, they should motivate you to do further research before you act.

What You Can Do If You Aren’t Sure

When it comes to travel offers that seem too good to be true, there are a couple options for doing your due diligence, especially if you don’t know the company:

How to File a Complaint

If you think you may have been targeted by a travel or rental listing scam, report it to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint. For more on travel scams, visit ftc.gov/travel.