Western Vista Credit Union Warns Against Possible Phone Scam

(May 10, 2019)  – Cheyenne, WY – Western Vista Credit Union has received reports of a possible phone scam in which the caller is spoofing the credit union’s 800 number in attempt to gather personal information from credit union members.

“Western Vista employees will never call you and ask for personal information such as your social security number, account number or answers to your security questions,” said Steven Leafgreen, president/CEO of Western Vista Credit Union. “Criminals are becoming more sophisticated, manipulating caller ID in an attempt to imitate credit union personnel.”

If a member receives a call of this nature, they are advised to immediately hang up and call the credit union directly at 307-634-2197 or 307-234-8194 to verify the legitimacy of requests for information.

Additional tips:

  • NEVER provide your Social Security number, credit card numbers or bank account information to anyone during an unsolicited phone call.
  • Don’t give in to high-pressure calls seeking personal information.
  • If you receive a call from someone claiming to represent your financial institution, hang up and call the customer service number on your statement or the institution’s website.
  • Notify your financial institution if you suspect your account may be subject to fraud. Request a freeze on your accounts and credit/debit cards.
  • Regularly monitor your credit.

WVCU WINS CHEYENNE CHAMBER COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Western Vista received the Community Service Award from the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet. The award is given to a business that ‘make a difference through outstanding initiatives and contributions.They generously put others first and are businesses who support charitable organizations.”

Western Vista Federal Credit Union has had a prominent presence in the Cheyenne community for nearly 80 years, supporting and encouraging community development and growth. Western Vista’s employees donated 4,086 hours of volunteer time to a variety of different organizations, including Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Library Foundation, Kiwanis, Rotary, BDAR, youth athletics, the Air Force Association, Cheyenne Stampede Hockey and, of course, the Chamber.

As a company, the credit union supported its staff with an additional 664 hours of time dedicated to lunches, meetings, etc. that occur during regular credit union hours. Combined, the credit union and its employees have given 4,750 hours of support and service. For an organization of this size, this is a truly impressive display and a great representation of the credit union spirit!

STEVEN LEAFGREEN TO CHAIR LARAMIE COUNTY LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOARD

(March 20, 2019) – Cheyenne, WY – Steven Leafgreen, president/CEO of Western Vista Credit Union was recently elected chairman of the board for the Laramie County Library Foundation board of directors. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization. The main goal of the Foundation is to raise funds for the System to support innovative programming and services, as well as the expansion of the library’s award-winning collections.

2019 ANNUAL MEETING

(March 15, 2019)  – Cheyenne, WY – We hope to see you at our annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. on March 20! The meeting will be hosted at our Sparks Road branch in Cheyenne and can be viewed via video conference from our Casper branch.Food, beverages and prizes for everyone who attends!

Western Vista Announced as a PR News Finalist

(January 20, 2019)  – Cheyenne, WY – Western Vista Credit Union has been named a finalist for the PR News Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in the “CSR on a Shoestring Budget” category. In 2017, Western Vista coordinated an effort to recycle solar eclipse glasses after the solar eclipse. The credit union collected more than 5,500 pairs of solar eclipse glasses and sent them to the non-profit organization, Astronomers Without Borders.