Newsroom – Target Data Breach
Target announced that consumers who made purchases at US Target stores between November 27th and December 15th may have had their debit card or credit card information compromised. Trademark is monitoring all accounts for potential fraudulent activity. Trademark incorporates a number of advanced fraud protection and prevention systems to monitor our member’s card activity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to identify and eliminate fraud. Please review your account history and notify us immediately if you see any transactions you do not recognize as having done or that you determine are fraudulent. All of our members’ debit card accounts are protected by zero liability fraud protection. If we question a transaction, you may receive a phone call from our automated fraud monitoring system requesting to verify charges that were transacted using your debit card. If you receive one of these automated phone calls you will be asked to enter your mailing zip code to verify your identity. A complete script of this phone call can be found on our website by clicking on the Newsroom tab.
While this security breach is the responsibility of a merchant or processor outside of our control, we want to assure you we that we are doing all we can do to protect you and your account information. Our main priorities are to assist our members and answer their questions in addition to prevent and limit the impact of fraudulent activity.
As we continue to monitor the recent Target compromise, we have learned of recent phishing emails related to the Target breach. The emails look like they are from Target and play on the fears of the public that they may have had their card compromised. You should NOT OPEN any links that may be included in these emails as that could potentially allow additional access to their personal information. Target plans to post any and all emails to their breach-related site so its customers will know the difference between valid emails and phishing emails.
Additional information on VISA’s Zero Liability policy can be found here at usa.visa.com
The full announcement from Target can be found here at target.com – https://corporate.target.com/about/payment-card-issue.aspx?ref=sr_shorturl_paymentcardresponse