3 Ways to Protect Yourself After The MyFitnessPal Hack | Neighbors Federal Credit Union

3 Ways to Protect Yourself After The MyFitnessPal Hack


As you are likely well aware of by now, the popular app, MyFitnessPal had a historic data breach recently. This hacking has compromised the usernames, email addresses, scrambled passwords and security of around 150 million users!

If you are one of these 150 million users here are some steps you can do to secure your Neighbors accounts!

 Update your login information.

So you have two or three passwords for all of your accounts? Well, you aren’t alone. Many people use the same password over and over again to avoid having to remember or record multiple passwords, but this presents a serious security issue when with your financial services! If you haven’t already, make sure your password on all of your Neighbors accounts are unique to those accounts. This rule applies to any account with financial information. These types of accounts are particularly valuable for thieves because it gives them direct access to your money.

Sign up for Your Portfolio through online banking.

Your Portfolio is the best way to observe and monitor all of your accounts and cards in one place. This offers a convenient way to monitor all of your accounts at a single glance. So, if anything is wrong you’ll be able to catch it quickly. Being aware of the issue is the first step to regaining your security.

 Consider Upgrading Your Account to a Neighbors Plus Checking Account. Neighbors Plus app icon

You can upgrade most Neighbors Checking account to a Plus account, which provides identity theft protection and many other benefits such as roadside assistance, retail discounts, cell phone protection and more. This all comes at one low monthly fee of $4.95.

The Identity theft protection includes:

  • Payment Card Protection – If your payment cards are lost or stolen, you have a personal fraud specialist ready to assist you.
  • $10,000 in personal identity protection.
  • Reimbursement for covered expenses you incur to restore your identity.
  • Identity Monitoring – Guard against identity theft and credit fraud wherever your social security number and personal information is in use.