Target Breach: What You Should Know
Earlier this week, Target announced that it had suffered a massive data breach that affected at least 40 million of the customers who visited its stores during the height of the holiday shopping season, specifically between Black Friday and December 15, 2013. The company says that it has resolved the problem and that its systems are now secure. However, First Bank & Trust Company will remain diligent in an effort to ensure our customers' card safety.
Should First Bank & Trust Company discover that a particular state is experiencing an unusually high volume of fraudulent activity as a result of the Target breach, we will temporarily discontinue signature-based (also known as credit based) Visa Check card transactions for that state until the fraudulent activity is resolved. During this time, you may continue to use your Visa Check card as a debit, or PIN-based, transaction. Once the fraudulent activity has been resolved, the state in question will be reactivated for signature-based Visa Check card usage.
Currently no states have been deactivated as a result of the current Target fraud. Should we decide this is necessary at a later date, we will post information as to which states have been deactivated on our website.
First Bank & Trust Company Visa Check cards are, by default, deactivated outside the continental U.S. in an effort to protect our customers. Should you plan a trip abroad, you need to contact First Bank & Trust Company to have your Visa Check card activated for international use during your stay abroad. Upon your return to the United States, your card will be deactivated for international usage.
What is Trusteer Rapport?
Your internet banking account is valuable to fraudsters. That’s why criminals are always looking for new ways to get your online banking details and penetrate your account. Anti-virus and firewalls can’t always detect the latest attacks, leaving you vulnerable.
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