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    Jefferson Parish Employees Federal Credit Union Participates in
    Statewide Initiative to Boost Local Business Sales through
    ‘CU Lunch Local’

    Be it lunch at a local deli or a shopping at a neighborhood store, Louisiana credit unions are being called on to show their support of small businesses. Jefferson Parish Employees Federal Credit Union (JPEFCU) is just one of many credit unions in the area putting money back into Louisiana’s economy by participating in ‘CU Lunch Local’.

    The CU Lunch Local promotion, a statewide cash mob, will kick off October 16, just in time for International Credit Union Week. Cash mob events are similar to flash mob events, but with one key difference. Instead of dancing in the street, people who participate in cash mob events spend money. They spend this money at local businesses with the goal of supporting them and encouraging others in the community to buy local. Starting Monday, October 16 and ending Friday, October 20, credit unions from all around the state will commit to dine, shop, or buy local.

    The basic goal of CU Lunch Local (#culunchlocal) is to drive positive awareness of the credit union industry’s capability and willingness to support local businesses. Recent data shows us that business loans by banks are down, and business loans by credit unions have substantially increased. This loan growth is really the result of businesses increasingly seeing credit unions as a credible source for their business.

    “Louisiana credit unions support small businesses in so many ways that helps create jobs and turn the state’s economy around,” commented JPEFCU. “This is an opportunity to show everyone just how big the credit union commitment to small business really is. It’s just another way credit unions are ‘people helping people’.” Since LCUL launched CU Lunch Local in 2013, Louisiana credit unions have given back more than $74,000 to local businesses. To learn more about the value of credit unions and how you can become a member, visit

    Did you know?

    Falcon is JPEFCU’s Debit Card
    Fraud Management System

    • Falcon monitors suspicious card activity 24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week/365 Days a Year.
    • Falcon’s system contacts our members via phone initially to validate reported transactions in question.
    • Falcon has a New Text Feature which provides real-time, two-way SMS text for quicker fraud identification and prevention; as well as interactive voice and email fraud notifications if no response is received by text or phone calls.Anti-ANI (Automatic Number Identifications) spoofing provides an additional layer of email fraud security.
    • Falcon will immediately block debit cards to prevent further fraudulent activity should the transaction result in fraud.
    • The Fraud Alert Management Center Number is 1-800-369-4887
    • Falcon will place a temporary block on the card if direct contact is not made by the member.