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  • PITTSBURGH (3/26/12)--Heinz-Del Monte FCU, a $29 million asset credit union based in Pittsburgh , has reported that information related to six member cardholder accounts was stolen and used for fraudulent Internet purchases, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway March 23). The credit union said the inquiry for balance information was conducted within the U.S. Once the fraudsters obtained the account balances, they initiated fraudulent purchases in Istanbul and Spain, said the article.  The credit union blocked the accounts for the Istanbul purchases and is expecting a $1,100 loss from some purchases …
  • PORTLAND, Maine (3/26/12)--Maine CUs announced that Rob Burnell , 19, of Readfield, Maine, is the winner of the Young & Free Maine's Sound Off  Competition. The competition drew 60 entries and 10,621 votes. Burnell was revealed as the competition's winner at Main Street Studios, Bangor, on March 19. He received a $1,000 gift certificate from the studios for a recording session of his choice and the opportunity to perform live at the 2012 KahBang festival Aug. 9-12.  He is featured on, said the Maine Credit Union League (Weekly Update March 23) …
  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (3/26/12)--Community First CU, based in Jacksonville, Fla., has committed to a three-year exclusive naming rights sponsorship of the Hale & Hearty 7K, an event produced by the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida to showcase the benefits of happy, healthy places in the region.  The inaugural Community First CU Hale & Hearty 7K will be held June 2 at Riverside Arts Market. The naming rights benefits include a co-branded event logo, featured placement in all collateral materials, the opportunity to welcome the runners and to have a booth before and during the race, and sponsorship of the run's text messaging campaign, which will send runners coupons at each mile marker from local merchants. The credit union will feature the partnership in its member materials and marketing collateral as well …

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