Wednesday, October 31, 2007

They've Got My Back!

Wow--it sure is a warm fuzzy feeling to know that the Credit Union National Association Team, an entity whose very existence was only peripherally known to me prior to this morning, is watching out for me! The following Important Message, with the subject line Notice : Security Message from CUNA and sent by Credit Union National Association , arrived in my mailbox at 6:53 this morning:

Dear Credit Union holder account,

CUNA is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system. We recently reviewed your account, and we need more information to help us provide you with secure service. Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive account features will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

- Why is my account access limited?

- Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):

- * November 4, 2007: We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. Because protecting the security of your account is our primary concern, we have limited access to sensitive Credit Union account features. We understand that this may be an inconvenience but please understand that this temporary limitation is for your protection.

(Your case ID for this reason is THEFT-3150019066.)

- How can I restore my account access?

- This limitation cannot be appealed.

- We encourage you to restore full access as soon as possible.

Once you complete all of the checklist items, your case will be reviewed by one of our Account Specialists. We will send you an e-mail with the outcome of the review.

Thanks for your patience as we work together to protect your account.

Best regards,
Credit Union National Association Team

I say again: Wow. Not only is the tireless Credit Union National Association Team screening my account for me, but they are screening my account in the future! Yep, if you look at Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s), you'll see that the team has "reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party" on "November 4, 2007" Sunday!!!

This is simply amazing, and represents a real breakthrough in online security techniques! Kudos to the
Credit Union National Association Team and other time-traveling netizens who refuse to let a little thing like the space-time continuum prevent them from protecting account holders!

Or, as the e-mail has it, "holder accounts." I assume that is the term that has come into vogue in the future.