Cincinnati Ohio Police
Federal Credit Union
959 W 8th St
ABA/Routing # 242076591
Email Us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Enhanced Home Banking Security is an added layer of protection on your account(s). It lets you know that you are at our real home banking
site, and it lets us know that it's really you trying to access your account(s). By doing this, Enhanced Home Banking Security helps prevent unauthorized
access to your accounts and your secure financial information.
Recently, there have been attempts by fraudsters to trick people into revealing their personal information, including account numbers and
passwords, by creating fake websites that look very much like the sites of legitimate financial institutions. These fraudsters will send out emails with links to
these fake websites claiming that you need to log in to your account. This phenomenon is called phishing (pronounced "fishing") because the individuals
perpetrating this crime are fishing for your personal information.
When you register for Enhanced Home Banking Security, you will select a secret image and phrase known only to you. Whenever you log in
to our home banking system, we will display this image and phrase so that you will know that you are accessing our secure, legitimate site and not an imposter
site. Remember: Never enter your password without seeing your personal secret image and phrase.
When you register for Enhanced Home Banking Security, a secure cookie will be placed on your computer. This secure cookie is unique, and when used in combination with your login information, creates a unique way to identify you to the system. For every login attempt after you add extra security to one computer, this secure cookie is validated along with the login identification you normally enter. This secure cookie is only used by COPFCU to validate your identity and does not contain any personal information.
The new security system protects you from accidentally revealing your username and password to a fake site. In addition, if someone does get your username and password, he will still not be able to access your account because he is not at your registered computer.
Starting January 31, 2008, you will be prompted to choose your personal image and phrase as well as select three security questions for which you must provide answers. Once you have done this, you will have the added protection of Enhanced Home Banking Security.
We only show your secret image and phrase if you log in from your own computer or after you have answered a security question. So, it is not possible for an unauthorized person to get access to your image and phrase. Remember: Never enter your password without seeing your personal secret image and phrase.
We ask you to answer one of your secret security questions when we detect that you are trying to log in from a new computer. This is to
prevent someone with stolen passwords from logging in to your account. Since only you know the answer to the questions, we will know it's really you.
Generally, you will be asked to answer a secret question only when you log in for the first time from a new computer.
Yes, you can still access your credit union accounts from any number of computers. If you log in from a new computer or a public terminal, you will simply have to answer your security question before gaining access to your accounts. This helps protect you by keeping unauthorized people from accessing your valuable information. There is no limit on how many different computers you can use to log in to your account.
It is extremely simple for anyone to use. You don't need to memorize anything new-just use the site as usual and look for your secret image and phrase at log in.
Yes, you can both use the same computer to log in to your individual credit union accounts. There is no limit on how many people can log in to the credit union website from the same computer.
When someone tries to log in using your stolen user name and password, we will recognize that they are logging in from a different computer and we will ask them a secret question. Since only you know the answers to your secret questions, they will not be able to give a correct answer. They will not be able to log in.
Yes, you can change your secret image and phrase at any time. To make the change, go to the Account Maintenance link after you log in to your account.
This might happen in rare cases if you have deleted all cookies on your computer. Before answering a secret question or entering your password,
make sure that you are going to our legitimate COPFCU home banking website. This website is accessed from www.copfcu.com. We recommend that you open a new
browser window and retype www.copfcu.com into the website address field.
We are glad to hear that you use antivirus software and a personal firewall. Be sure that you keep both of these software programs up to date for the best possible protection against viruses, Trojan Horses, and hackers. Enhanced Home Banking Security protects against other kinds of threats such as a stolen user name and password. It works with your other personal security programs, but does not replace them.