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Ensuring You’re Always You With Visa

Protecting you is one of our top priorities. One way we do this is by preventing the unauthorized use of your card. During a purchase from a desktop, mobile or other digital device, you may be guided through an extra check to verify your identity. This helps us ensure you’re you and better protects you from fraud.

As a Visa cardholder, your transactions are secured with Visa. Visa recently enhanced its security for online purchases making the experience more seamless and easy while protecting you from fraud.

Learn more about how it works at

REMINDER Important Mobile App Update

Please update your mobile app by October 31, 2019. The update is required due to an upgrade in the software for the app.

iPhone users must delete the Mercer County Community FCU app, and reinstall and reactivate the app on their iPhone. Droid users will need to simply update the app on their phone. The older version of the app will not work starting on November 1, 2019.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call our Hermitage office at 724-981-9410 and speak to any Member Service Representative.

Shenango Valley Chapter of Credit Unions Presents Mercer County Community FCU Members $2,500 in Continuing Education Awards

Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union presented $2,500 in Education Awards on June 20, 2019. This year, five members of MCCFCU were each presented a $500 Continuing Education Award through the Shenango Valley Chapter of Credit Unions Annual Essay Contest. The awards were presented to credit union members that are students, pursuing post-high school studies at a college, university or vocational trade school. This year’s Mercer County Community FCU 2019 Continuing Education Award recipients are:

• Corey Thompson • Emma Messett • Emily Hazlett • Kyle McDonough • Olivia Ann Lapikas

Ten additional awards were also presented from the Shenango Valley Chapter of Credit Unions. They were to members of First Choice FCU, GNC Community FCU, Grove City Area FCU and Shenango China FCU. Congratulations to all 15 award winners.

Photo of scholarship winners with members of the board of directors and the CEO.

(Pictured left to right) Award Winners from Mercer County Community FCU: Kyle McDonough, Corey Thompson, Emily Hazlett, Olivia Ann Lapikas; Ed Zipay, Board Chair of Mercer County Community FCU; Laura Kubyako, Board Treasurer; Bob Lucas, Director and Sandi Carangi, CEO.  Not pictured: Emma Messett.

We have a WINNER!

Congratulations to Bernadette Kutcher! She is the winner of the Grand Opening Celebration $1,000 Room Renovation Giveaway!

*$1,000 given away as Home Depot Gift Cards. MCCFCU is not affiliated with Home Depot. Home Depot was not a sponsor of this promotion.

New Phone Scam

Please be aware of a new phone scam targeting debit card information that is occurring around the country.

The scam is: members get a phone call with the caller pretending to be with the credit union’s fraud department. The caller is using a spoofed phone number so the incoming number looks legitimate. The caller explains that possible fraudulent activity occurred on the card. They will attempt to gain your personal information and private banking information.

Here are three major red flags and you should stop the call and hang up immediately:
1. The caller asks for your card PIN – Never provide your PIN to anyone-verbally or with your phone keypad. There is no valid reason that a caller will ever request your card PIN.
2. The caller asks you to provide your online banking ID or password.
3. The caller asks you to provide your card or CVV number.

If you feel that you have fallen victim to a scam then please notify us immediately.

Grand Opening Celebration

We are excited to celebrate our newly renovated credit union branch on Sharpsville Avenue in Sharon!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Stop in and check out the larger open concept lobby and expanded drive-thru lanes with state-of-the-art video monitors. All of the new updates will allow us to continue to provide the highest quality, most efficient member service made possible through new banking technology. We hope that you enjoy the updates and that they improve your visit with us.

We are celebrating the Grand Opening the whole month of April so be sure to enter our giveaway for $1,000* towards a room renovation. Visit the credit union for entry forms, official rules and all the giveaway details.

*$1,000 to be given away as Home Depot Gift Card. **MCCFCU is not affiliated with Home Depot and they are not a sponsor of this promotion. The Home Depot is a registered trademark of Home Depot Product Authority, LLC.

January 29, 2019

Flooring is getting installed and a second coat of paint!

Drive-thru with new video monitors; worker installing equipment.
New waiting area with flooring being installed. New office painted with boxes of flooring.
New board room with new carpeting and painted walls.
Carpeting in hallway leading to employee restroom with new painted walls.
Kitchen  with new cabinets and flooring with construction tools.
New entryway with workers on ladders

January 23, 2019

We have started to paint!!! Ceiling is also being installed.

boxes of ceiling tile and paint on walls in employee break room
light paint color on walls and construction materials on saw horses
view of painted walls from new entry way of lobby, worker and construction materials.
New entry door; light paint color on the walls and construction material on the floor.
New office with darker paint color on walls. Ceiling and flooring materials.
New Office with dark and light paint on walls along with ceiling tiles in boxes.  Push broom too.

January 18, 2019

Look at the new entrance and addition! Also the renovated drive-thru!

New entrance from Sharpsville Ave, showing the stone work.
New addition is all bricked in.
Renovated drive-thru with new pillars and equipment.
View of renovated drive-thru lanes and new canopy.

January 16, 2019

Finishing up the drywall…looks like we will be painting soon!

Photo of ladder and drywall materials in new employee break room
View of new office and lobby area with drywall materials.
View of new MSR desk area in lobby by entrance. Drywall materials. Drywall is almost done.
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