Fraud: Debit Cards at Target


Potenial Debit and Credit Card Fraud For Target Shoppers Using Debit Cards

Target has just released information about unauthorized debit and credit card access that may affect some Northern CU members. The unauthorized access may impact Northern CU members who made credit or debit card purchases at U.S. Target stores from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, 2013.

We recommend the following steps to ensure your account’s safety:

Review information from Target. Target has issued a statement about the breach. We encourage you to read it for more information and action steps.

Regularly review your account statements. This can be done in online or mobile banking. We encourage you to log-in to either banking to monitor your account, both are accessible 24/7

Set up up text or email account alerts. Alerts can be created in online banking to notify you of balance, debit card, and other account information.

Monitor your credit report. You periodically obtain credit reports from each nationwide credit reporting agency. Under federal law, you are entitled to one free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies. You may obtain a free copy of your credit report by going to or by calling (877) 322-8228.

For security and peace of mind, Northern CU will issue new debit cards upon request to members who suspect suspicious activity and/or think their account maybe affected. New debit cards can be issued instantly at any of our branches or we can mail one to your home if you are unable to acess a branch.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us 24/7 at 315-782-0155 or 866-310-6328. You can also chat with us or contact us via our website.

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