What you need to know about the Target Breach
As you may have seen in the news today, Target has announced that customers who made debit or credit card purchases in their stores between November 27 and December 15 may have had their card information compromised.
We ask you to be vigilant about monitoring your accounts for potential fraud in the form of unauthorized purchases. If you have shopped at a physical Target location using one of your GSFCU credit or debit cards during this time frame, we ask that you take extra precautions:
Please be aware that GSFCU has plastic card fraud monitoring already in place. This monitoring identifies purchases that are outside of your normal buying habits, as well as local charges occurring at the same time that out of area charges are being authorized. Our fraud department can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
at 1-800-654-7728 (this number is also printed on the back of your plastic card).
- Monitor your accounts for any unauthorized transactions (on-line at CU@U or Anytime Teller)
- Notify us immediately if you have any suspicious activity or unauthorized transactions
We will continue to monitor the situation with the help of our plastic card processor and VISA in order to determine what impact, if any, the Target breach will have on our members. If the situation does in fact have an impact on your account, we will notify you immediately and issue new cards. Until then, please help us by monitoring your account activity regularly.
Thank you in advance for your assistance. We value your membership and will keep you apprised as we learn more on this plastic card breach.