Press Release regarding Target stores security breach
American Southwest Credit Union (ASCU), headquartered in Sierra Vista, has announced that it will be replacing 877 VISA debit cards that have been identified by VISA to have been compromised by the recent Target security breach. ASCU management said that although no fraudulent activity has been reported, the 877 debit cards will be replaced at no cost to cardholders.
Those credit union members who took the initiative to order new cards due to the breach will be reimbursed by ASCU. The replacement cards are slated to be mailed in January. ASCU management said that taking this proactive step will diminish future possibilities of fraud on the 877 affected cards.
The credit union also warned that all Redcard holders need to be vigilant in monitoring their accounts, as their Redcards are tied to their personal accounts and could be exposed to fraud through this breach.
Target Debit/Credit Card Breach
Target today confirmed it is aware of unauthorized access to payment card data that may have impacted certain customers making credit and debit card purchases in its U.S. stores. Target is working closely with law enforcement and financial institutions, and has identified and resolved the issue.
Approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013. Target alerted authorities and financial institutions immediately after it was made aware of the unauthorized access, and is putting all appropriate resources behind these efforts. Among other actions, Target is partnering with a leading third-party forensics firm to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident.
ASCU is reminding its Visa debit cardholders to closely monitor their statement activity for all unusual activity and to report it immediately to any of our seven branches.
Target is also encouraging cardholders who suspect unauthorized activity to contact Target directly at: 866-852-8680.
Refinance and receive up to $300!
Dealer financing can be quick and convenient, but you may be paying more interest than you need to. Refinance your car, truck, motorcycle or RV loan with American Southwest Credit Union and we’ll pay you up to $300 for bringing us your business. Or ask for ASCU financing at the time of your purchase. Doing business with ASCU keeps your money here which supports our local economy. No need to wait, bring us your loan contract and we’ll do the rest. At American Southwest Credit Union, your town is our town and we want to do business with you.
Stop by any of our branch locations or call us today at (520) 459-1860.
4th Annual Bike Run to Benefit Our Wounded Soldiers
ASCU Bike Run October 12, 2013
Ride for our Wounded Soldiers
Registration: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
ASCU’s Main Branch South Wing
3090 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
$15 per rider/$5 per passenger
Food and refreshments at 1 p.m.
Join our annual ASCU Bike Run to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Enjoy a scenic ride, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. 100% of all registration fees will go directly to the WWP.
Come join the fun!
*Fill out the pre-registration form and drop it of with your registration fee at any of ASCU's branch locations. Pre-registration form
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