Target Customer Information Breach
If you used a credit or debit card at any Target store between November 27, 2013, and December 15, 2013, you are at risk to unauthorized charges on that particular card. In an effort to aggressively monitor and identify unauthorized charges on your card, we strongly suggest you take the following action:
- Review your credit/debit card accounts online every day, if possible, checking for unauthorized charges.
- If you identify an unauthorized charge, immediately call your credit card company or bank to report it.
If you identify an unauthorized charge on your North Star Bank debit card, please call us immediately.
If you think you may have used your North Star Bank debit card between the effective dates, please contact us to determine the status of your card, although we may have already contacted you directly. Your card may have been closed as a precautionary measure and a new card may have been issued.
One of the results stemming from the Target Corporation’s information breach is more Phishing and other identity-theft-related scams. Target Corporation has been sending information
to as many of the affected parties as possible. This positive action from Target also carries a negative reaction from criminals- it has provided criminals with the chance to send scam
communications where they pose as Target Corporation and request sensitive information. People affected by the Target Corporation information breach have reported receiving calls
requesting card and PIN data.
As a reminder, North Star Bank will NEVER ask a customer for sensitive information over the phone, text message, or Internet. Never provide credit and debit card information, social security numbers, or PIN data in response to informational requests received by phone, text, or email.
Also, be wary of scams that may appear to offer credit protection. If you ever think that your credit/debit card has been compromised, the safest measure is to simply replace the potentially-compromised card.