BrightStar Credit Union Fraud Center

BrightStar Member Security

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Conducting Transactions Online

As internet usage continues to expand worldwide, financial institutions are enhancing communications with consumers using the Web to offer products and services. With this new technology and convenience of online banking comes threats and scams.

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New technology has helped make our lives a little easier. It has also created new opportunities for fraud and identity theft. The good news is you can protect yourself against these crimes that could steal your money, your credit rating and even your identity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you open a BrightStar CU account, you become a member. Your membership is your passport to a whole world of Credit Union services. Join for as little as $1. Once you’re a member, you’re eligible to apply for other accounts-including checking, loans, credit cards, and more. We offer 3 convenient ways to join:

  • Submit an application online
  • Complete a PDF application online, then mail it
  • Visit your nearest BrightStar CU branch location

Anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Broward, Collier, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach OR St. Lucie Counties, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Osceola, Brevard, Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, Indian River, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Monroe Counties, Florida. BrightStar CU serves Broward Schools, as we’ve proudly done for over 70 years. We provide services to local Partner Organizations, which offer BrightStar CU as a benefit to their employees. Family members of the above named groups are also eligible to join.