News & Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sparta high school mascot, plate with hotdogs and chips, foam #1 finger

Sparta Branch Homecoming Tailgate Celebration
Date:  Friday, September 17th
Time: 11 am - 1 pm
Location: Sparta's Parking Lot, 1000 W. Wisconsin Street
  • Homecoming Tailgate celebration from 11 AM - 1 PM
  • Freewill donations for lunch of 2 hotdogs, chips and soda
  • The High School Band is scheduled to perform (approximately 12:00-12:20 pm)
  • All donations received will go to Sparta High School co-curricular activities
  • Stop in for lunch and support your local High School!
 
1st Community Credit Union Sparta Half Marathon/5K
Date:  Saturday, October 9th
Time: Race starts at 8 AM
Location: Packet pick-up and Start/Finish line is at 111 Milwaukee Street, Sparta
  • The Half Marathon/5K course is run on the scenic Sparta-Elroy bike trail. Racers will enjoy colorful scenery while running on a beautiful fall morning.
  • More details and race registration at spartahalfmarathon5k.com GO TO RACE WEBSITE
 
Shred Event in Sparta parking lotbox of files, shredded paper, and stack of files.
Date:  Saturday, October 16th
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 1st CCU's Sparta office, located at 1000 W. Wisconsin Street
  • Free shredding of up to 3 boxes/bags of outdated sensitive documents per person (we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry in exchange for the free shredding)
  • Safe destruction of outdated financial statements, receipts, invoices, checks/check duplicates, etc. will be shredded on-site in the mobile shredding truck.  (Consult a tax advisor for advice on tax return retention. Do not destroy documents tied to pending litigation. Never destroy vital records such as wills, deeds, titles, birth or death certificates, etc.)
  • All types of paper can be shredded.
  • Staples and Paper Clips do NOT need to be removed
  • We're sorry, 3-ring binders, other hard covers, and discs cannot be shredded.  Please remove papers from hard covers ahead of time. 


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Security Information




Debit Restrictions:   Due to numerous fraudulent transactions, 1st CCU cardholders will not be able to pay at the pump in some states.  When purchasing fuel with your debit card you must go inside to pay with the cashier in these states:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • North Carolina
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These restrictions have been put into place for security purposes to protect our members' accounts from fraud.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

scammer by computer. Scam Alerts from your friends at 1st Community Credit Union.

Important Reminders:

NEVER, NEVER, EVER give out your online banking user name and password to ANYONE.  Never give out your account number in response to an email or phone call or text that claims they need to deposit money into your account.  Your account number and online banking credentials  should always be kept private and secure to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

Be smart, be safe, and always contact your financial institutions if you believe that you may have given out information that you should not have disclosed. 

      • Never Give Out Your Online Banking or Mobile Banking User Name and Password!
      • Pay Attention To Account Activity:
        You are responsible for monitoring your account activity and notifying your financial institution of suspicious activity or fraudulent charges. Online Banking, Mobile Banking, and AccessPoint Credit Card Account Access are offered free of charge to 1st CCU members, as well as monthly paper statements and eStatements. 1st CCU also offers free E-Alerts for notification of daily account balance, online banking logins, and certain electronic transaction activity. For additional protection, ask a Member Service Representative to place a Password on your account. Once you've placed a secure password on your account you will give the password anytime you request information or transactions on your account in person or over the phone.
      • Inspect Credit Reports Annually:
        All consumers are entitled to a free copy of their credit report every 12 months from each of the 3 major credit reporting agencies. The ONLY website authorized by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to provide these free credit report copies is www.AnnualCreditReport.com. Consumers without internet access may request their free copies by calling 1-877-322-8228 or send a request by mail to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, PO Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281.
      • Don't Become A Victim Of Phishing Scams:
        Always question any suspicious or "official-looking" emails, letters, or phone calls that ask for verification of sensitive information, and never click on links in unexpected or suspicious emails or social media messages.
      • Protect Your Device:
        Every consumer who owns a computer, smart phone, tablet, or other internet-enabled device should understand what software and systems they have and configure them securely.
      • Use Strong Passwords:
        When you use the same User ID and Password across several websites you increase your risk. Use strong, unique passwords and don't recycle the same passwords for multiple online accounts.
      • Inform Others:
        Tell elderly family members about scams and phishing attacks, even if they don't have internet access. They can still become victims of scams during phone calls and mail if they don't know the warning signs.

Website Compatibility:

Please make sure your computer settings use TLS 1.1 and higher for accessing 1st CCU's website, Online Banking, and Bill Pay.

NOTE:   On October 8, 2020 it was announced that support for Internet Explorer and the legacy Microsoft Edge browsers will be removed effective January 1, 2021 for Online Banking. If you are currently using Internet Explorer we recommend you switch to the new Microsoft Edge or another supported Browser. If you are using the legacy Microsoft Edge browser (any version of Edge less than 70) we recommend upgrading to the newer version or switching to another supported browser.
In general, compatible browsers/versions* include:
  • MS Edge - Versions higher than 70
  • Firefox version 31 and higher
  • Safari version 9 and higher for Mac (see below for issues with Safari version 13.0.4)
  • Google Chrome version 42 and higher

*Other browsers not listed may still have functionality, but are not recommended and are compatible only in a limited manner. For example, members using Internet Explorer 10 and lower may need to manually enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 protocols on the Advance tab in IE via Tools>Internet Options to continue accessing the website. Other members using older Operating Systems and browser combinations might be unable to get to the site if they are not able to access without TLS 1.0 (most notably IE 6 and 8 users on Windows XP or Vista platforms).