Information Regarding the Target Data Breach
Recent Phishing Emails Related to the Target Breach: SCCU has received notification of a fraudulent email phishing scam related to the Target card breach. The emails look like they are from Target and play on the fears of individuals who may have had their card compromised.
As a precaution, proceed with caution if you receive an e-mail from Target. Do NOT OPEN any links that may be included in these emails, as clicking on these links may potentially allow additional access to personal information. DO NOT respond to any requests via email to provide personal or account sensitive information.
Visit the official Target site at https://corporate.target.com/about/payment-card-issue.aspx for posts of official communications provided by the company and contact SCCU if you ever have a question concerning your account.
Target recently announced a major payment card data breach in 1,800 of its stores. The retailer estimates that 40 million customers, who made purchases between November 27 and December 15, were impacted. Online transactions were not affected.
SCCU has identified members who may be impacted and they will be issued new cards. Accounts are actively being monitored for fraudulent activity.
Members should also monitor their accounts and ensure their contact information, including phone numbers, is current so we can provide updates regarding actions taken to safeguard accounts. You can monitor your accounts using SCCU Online Banking, CALL-24, and Mobile Banking. You may also set up free alerts to notify you of activity on your accounts.
We will strive to minimize service disruption and inconvenience to impacted members, but our main concern is to protect your accounts by taking proactive measures to prevent fraud.
If you have concerns about your account or any account transaction, contact the Member Service Center: