Potential fraud alert: Target compromise information
For Immediate Release
On December 19, 2013, Target announced they were involved in a payment card data compromise resulting in the unauthorized access of cardholder information. The compromise may include both Members 1st Credit Union Visa cards and Target Red Cards that are linked to Members 1st checking accounts. This compromise involves in-store purchases made from November 27, 2013 - December 15, 2013.
Members 1st is monitoring how this compromise may impact Members 1st members and are taking steps to protect our members’ accounts from fraudulent activity.
If you shopped at Target during the compromise timeframe and/or have a Target Red card linked to your checking account, we encourage you to closely monitor your Visa and/or checking account over the next few months and notify us immediately if you find any unauthorized activity.
A letter has already been distributed by Members 1st to members whose account has been identified as compromised. Included in the letter is information on when your compromised card is being blocked and when a new replacement card will be delivered.
We recommend that you remain vigilant over the next 12-24 months reviewing statements from all your financial accounts and report any incidents of suspected identity theft to Members 1st and the Federal Trade Commission.
In addition, we recommend that you place Fraud Alerts on consumer reports to put creditors on notice that you may be a victim of fraud. In order to do so, contact each of the nationwide credit-reporting agencies below.
Lastly, we recommend that you periodically obtain credit reports from each nationwide credit-reporting agencies above and have information related to fraudulent transactions deleted. A copy of your credit report can be obtained for free once annually at www.annualcreditreport.com.
For guidance regarding the steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft we encourage you to visit www.ftc.gov or call 1-877-ID-THEFT to speak with the Federal Trade Commission and to report any incidents of identity theft.
To report unauthorized activity on your account, notify us immediately by calling (530) 222-6060.
Thank you for your patience while we investigate this matter. Members 1st Credit Union takes this 3rd party security breach seriously, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (530) 222-6060.
Members 1st Credit Union offers financial services to those who live, work, or worship within Shasta and Tehama County. For more information about Members 1st Credit Union visit one of our three convenient branches or call (530) 222-6060 or visit www.membersonline.org.
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