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Spoofing Emails: What You Need to Know


Phishing scams try to lure account holders into providing sensitive personal or financial information to scammers posing as a legitimate business.  Phishing scams may occur as fraudsters attempt to trick cardholders into providing missing information in order to perpetrate fraud.  Email spoofing is one-way fraudsters trick targeted victims by using a forged email where the message appears to have originated from someone other than the actual source.  Email is an easy tactic used in phishing and scam campaigns because people are more likely to open emails from what seems to be a legitimate source.  The email usually has a call to action prompting recipients to open, click thru and even respond to a solicitation putting sensitive member information at risk. 


Be diligent when reading emails and use these ways to spot a spoofed or fraudulent email:


  • The email asks you to click on a link to a webpage that does not have the correct domain or isn’t the real company’s web site.  TIP: You can hover over links in an email to see where they take you BEFORE you click

  • The sending email does not use the correct domain or company name after the “@”

  • The web domain doesn’t use “https” – the ‘s’ gives you a secure connection

  • The content of an email is not the typical content you’ve received before

  • The time an email is sent is not reasonable for the line of business or inconsistent with past email communications


If you see a suspicious email or communication from DFDFCU that doesn’t seem familiar, please contact DFDFCU at 303-228-5300 or email us at to ensure you don’t fall victim to a phishing or spoofing scam.    


DFDFCU Certificate of Deposit minimum balance has decreased!

DFDFCU has lowered minimum deposits towards Certificate of Deposits to $500 from $1000!  CDs are a great way to invest your money with 6,12,24,36 or 60-month terms available.  Dividends are paid back monthly to the CD and renewed automatically.  Upon maturity, CD's will automatically renew."


Call a personal banker today to learn more!

Denver Fire Running at 30th Annual Running of the Green


Denver Fire Department FCU was proud to sponsor the Denver Fire Running Club at Sunday’s Running of the Green.  Great job runners – and thank you for letting us support such a great club!


If you’re a Denver Firefighter and want to run with the club at their next race visit:


Some of the Denver firefighters are showing off their Denver Fire Runs shirt with a pop of green at the Running of the Green on March 11th. 




Annual Meeting - May 26th at 11 am

All members are invited to attend the annual meeting being held at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212. A light lunch will be served following the business meeting.

The Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union Nominating Committee has announced two candidates for the two open positions on the Board of Directors beginning 2018. An election will not be conducted by ballot, and there will be no nominations from the floor when the nominees equal the number of positions to be filled. If a member wishes to run for the Board, they may contact the Nominating Committee, provide a completed petition that must be signed by 1% of the membership with a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 500 signatures, and include a statement of qualifications, biographical data, and a signed statement that the petitioner is agreeable to nomination and will serve if elected to office. In all cases, nominations by petition must be received by April 14, 2018.

2018 Nominees Are:

John Giese

Both my Father and Mother were members of this Credit Union since 1940. My participation as a volunteer began in 1979 as a member of the Supervisory Committee — the last 6 years as Chairman. In 1988 I was elected to serve as a Director, replacing the long time serving Director Ed Bail. From 1990 to 2006 I served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. From then until the present, I have served as a member of the Board with additional responsibilities as Chairman of the Assets and Liabilities Committee. Further involvement includes participation in the Volunteer Achievement Program andcompletion of all modules for the Supervisory, Credit, and Board of Directors programs.

Edward Zoltay

I seek reelection to the Board of Directors in 2018. I am currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. I also served on the Supervisory Committee for six years. I have been a member of the credit union since 1980 and was a firefighter for 35 years—25 of those years as a lieutenant. I am currently retired and would like to continue to serve this thriving organization

Say Goodbye to Android Pay and Hello to Google Pay!

Google Pay for Android has officially launched!  If you previously had the Android Pay app, it should be updated to the Google Pay app. 

The look and feel of the new Google Pay app has the same look and feel that Android pay users are used to.  Some updates to look forward to the list of stores relevant to previous purchases as well with location based services.  In addition, the home screen will show all recent purchases along with the ability to add all loyalty cards to the app.  Sometime in the future, you will be able to use Google Pay to pay other Google Pay users however it has not been announced when that date will launch. 

Many merchants, websites and subscription services use Google Pay for Android.  You can upload credit, debit and gift cards to the cards tab and utilize your “catalog” of cards to pay for services and things in an instant.


If you have issues with your app, you can go to to find articles and support for Google Pay for Android.   

CardValet® - Access. Control. Anytime. Anywhere.

Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union offers a free application called CardValet.  CardValet is ideal for cardholders who want to protect and manage their debit and credit cards through a mobile device.


How does it work?

Simply download the CardValet App and register your cards, create a secure login and you have the capability to turn your card on or off, set controls/alerts and view balances/transactions.


Play it Safe

Payment cards offer both convenience and risk. You can make purchases easily, but if your cards fall into the wrong hands, your personal accounts are vulnerable. Safeguard your information with CardValet, the mobile app that lets you protect your cards against fraud and theft by receiving real-time alerts to ensure your cards are used only by you.


Budget Conscious

Overspending is easy. Now, sticking to your budget can be too. Take control of your finances by setting spending thresholds, specifying merchant types and turning your cards on and off. Want to spend $100 at the grocery store? Limit your spending at the shoe store? CardValet empowers you to control your debit and credit card spending in real-time.


Parental Controls


Whether they're at the local mall or away at college, your kids want to spend money. You're not their personal ATM, but you do need a way to support their needs, while managing their spending. Enter CardValet. With convenient features like threshold limits, merchant categories and location and on/off controls, you decide where, when and how your children use their payment cards.

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