RALEIGH, N.C. – As identity theft continues to be a nationwideconcern, State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) is ensuring securityby launching a program that is all about membership and theindividual. SECU's latest pilot project – “It's a Me Thing” – willprovide members a free identification (ID) card complete with theirname, photo and signature. With member account information onlyaccessible through SECU's teller system, members can simply swipetheir ID card at the teller station rather than having to speakaloud their account or social security number. In addition,emergency contact information and medical conditions can be listedon the back of all member ID cards. “SECU is excited to offer thislevel of service and protection for our members, as the Member IDcards and photo debit cards may assist in fraud prevention andimprove security,” said SECU Senior Vice President of Card/RecordServices Leanne Phelps. “The ID cards will allow SECU to providemembers with fast and accurate service during their branch visits.”Playing up the “It's a Me Thing” theme, ID cards are available in avariety of styles including special designs for Golden Circle andFAT CAT members. The Golden Circle Club is for retired members 50and above. The FAT CAT Program is a savings club for children up toage 12. The ID card for FAT CAT members will also include vitalstatistics.

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