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Heartbleed Bug Notice

Security researchers recently announced the Heartbleed Bug, a vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. The bug poses a threat to the security of certain Internet applications and servers. However, First Flight’s initial research does not indicate any vulnerabilities in our online banking system. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and communicate any updates as they become available.

Phishing Alert: Automated Call and Text Scam 

There has been an increase in reports from banks and credit unions around the U.S. whose customers are receiving automated calls and text messages asking them to enter personal information over the phone.  Known as “phishing,” these calls are a fraudulent attempt to steal member’s debit and credit card information.  Members should immediately hang up and disregard these calls and text messages.  
Please be advised:  First Flight will never ask for your personal information, including credit or debit card numbers, during an automated or unsolicited phone call or text message. If you receive a call or text asking for information, please hang up immediately and do not respond.    If you think your account has been compromised or you are a victim of fraud, please contact us immediately at 800-807-0766.

2014 Annual Meeting Notice

First Flight Federal Credit Union will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at First Flight’s Corporate Headquarters in Cary, NC. The meeting will begin promptly at 2pm.
Elections will be conducted at the meeting to fill two available positions for Board of Director. All of these positions will be for 3-year terms.  
Elections will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations taken from the floor since there is only one nominee for each position to be filed. Nominations for vacancies may be made by petition signed by 1% (360) of the members. A brief statement of qualifications and biographical data must accompany the petition along with a signed certificate from the nominee accepting the nomination and the maximum appointment term. 
All petitions for nomination and supporting documents must be received by, Monday, March 10, 2014 to qualify. 
Petitions should be mailed to:
David Jennings
First Flight Federal Credit Union
1815 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite A
Cary, NC 27518
Warren B. Culbreth Jr.
Warren B. Culbreth, Jr. has been a member of First Flight Federal Credit Union for 30 years and was a member of the Cherry Point Branch Quality Service Advisory Council for 6 years. Mr. Culbreth served 3 years as the Secretary, 3 years as Treasurer, 5 years as Vice Chairperson and 2 years as Chairperson for First Flight Federal Credit Union. He also served on the Asset Liability Committee for 2 years and as Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee for 8 years. He currently serves on the Facilities Committee. Mr. Culbreth attended East Carolina University and Coker College and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education. He has completed 51 management modules in the Volunteer Achievement Program. Mr. Culbreth is a member of St. John’s #3 Masonic Lodge in New Bern. He is an extremely active member of the Sudan Shriners in New Bern while serving as the Past Shrine Club Coordinator, Past Entertainment Chairman, and Past Board of Directors for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and Past Captain of the Sudan Patrol. Mr. Culbreth is an active member of the Royal Order of Jesters, New Bern Court 145. Mr. Culbreth retired from the Department of Defense with 33 ½ years of service. He is currently employed with Southern Illinois University Carbondale as the Program Advisor at MCAS, Cherry Point.
Bill Kuykendall
Bill Kuykendall, retired educator, has served as a member of First Flight’s Board of Directors since 2010 as well as served as the past Supervisory Committee Liaison. Mr. Kuykendall currently serves on the Asset Liability Committee, CUSO Committee, Fee Committee, Products & Services Committee, Sponsorship Committee ,and as Chairperson of the Compliance Committee. Prior to serving on the board, Mr. Kuykendall served for two years as the chairperson of the credit union’s Supervisory Committee. In this capacity, he oversaw quarterly audits of the credit union’s continuing operations, including cash counts and responses to internal audits. Moreover, Mr. Kuykendall served on First Flight’s Compliance Committee, which ensures that the credit union adheres to all state and federal regulations. Mr. Kuykendall has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Mathematics from East Carolina University and has served as Finance manager for Jarvis Methodist Church as well as heading up the Cookie jar, an area relief fund, that has disbursed over $275,000 to area residents in need. Mr. Kuykendall taught mathematics for 29 years at three Greenville area high schools and for 7 years at Pitt Community College.

Target Compromise Update

On December 19, 2013, Target announced a security breach that resulted in unauthorized access to payment card data.  On January 10, 2014, Target announced as part of its ongoing investigation, it has learned that additional customer information was taken during the recent breach.  The additional data removed from Target's systems may include customer name, mailing address, phone number and email address for up to 70 million individuals.  First Flight is committed to protecting our members' accounts and we encourage you to monitor your accounts and notify us of any suspicious activity.  Please refer to these frequently asked questions and answers for additional information pertaining to the breach-  Target Breach QA

Counterfeit Official Check Advisory

Please be advised that counterfeit official checks appearing to be drawn on First Flight FCU are being presented nationwide in connection with an employment scam.   Counterfeit official check scams are on the rise across the financial institution industry and First Flight encourages you to proceed with caution when accepting checks from someone you do not know.  As always, you may call us at 800-807-0766 to verify the validity of an official check before depositing.  

Microsoft XP Notification

Microsoft will discontinue providing updates to Windows XP on April 8, 2014. These updates include important security patches that protect your computer from vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware or viruses.  In order to remain protected Microsoft recommends that you upgrade your operating system to a newer version. If you continue to use Windows XP after April 8th, your computer will still work but you will become vulnerable to security risks. If your computer becomes compromised, hackers could obtain access to your personal information including, but not limited to, access to your accounts at First Flight FCU and other financial institutions, email accounts, and social media accounts.
Microsoft will continue to support Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. If you need help determining which Windows operating system you are running- click here.  For additional information about how to upgrade your computer if you are running Windows XP- click here.

Apple Security Update

Apple has released a critical security update to address a potential vulnerability and security patch for its Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod devices.  Apple has recommended that users of these devices immediately take steps to reduce security risk by updating to the latest version of their devices operation system.  The update is available for iOS7, iOS6, and OSX desktop platforms can be found under "Software Update" in general settings.  The security of our online and mobile banking offerings continues to be a top priority.  We are monitoring the situation and will inform you if updates become available. 


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