has confirmed a data breach that may have affected 40 million credit and debit card
holders who shopped at a Target store between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15,
Wakota Credit Union is aware of this situation and monitoring it closely. If we note suspicious activity on your account, you will be notified.
You should ALWAYS check your monthly statements for suspicious
transactions and notify Wakota at (651) 451-3330 promptly with any
If you do not report a suspicious transaction within sixty (60)
days after the statement was mailed to you, you may not get back any
money lost. Most complaints 60 days out will not be investigated
unless you have a good reason for not reporting the theft sooner
(such as an extended trip or hospital stay). You have no liability
for an unauthorized EFT transaction that does not involve the use of
a lost or stolen ATM card or debit card.
The Target Corporation has announced it will be reaching out to
affected patrons, offering a free year of credit monitoring
Click here for details.
It is important to
remember that Wakota will never ask you for your card number,
account number, PIN or any other personal information via a text,
email or phone call. Should anyone contact you and ask you to
'confirm' this personal information, do not respond.
Click here for more information about
protection from fraud.
January 23, 2014
The National Credit Union Administration today warned of automated
phone calls, purportedly from the NCUA, notifying consumers their debit cards have been compromised. The call then
prompts for data including sensitive financial data and personal identification information.
Anyone contacted should immediately contact NCUA’s Consumer Assistance Center Hotline at 800-755-1030 or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org to report the scam. Operators answer calls Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern.