PSFCU ALERTED BY VISA
OF CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD BREACH
You may have read it in the paper or seen it in the news, there has been a lot of media attention in relation to credit card and/or debit card information being compromised by TJX Companies which operates eight businesses and more than 2,300 stores around the world including T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright and Bob Stores.
PSFCU understands that not every member is affected by this compromise but is working diligently with VISA and other companies who are involved in the issuing of credit and debit cards to actively monitor transactions to detect fraudulent activity when it occurs and then take the appropriate steps.
PSFCU also understands that no personal data such as names, addresses, social security numbers or Personal Identification Numbers (“PINs”) were compromised in this breach.
There are some practical steps members can take now to protect themselves:
- Check your visa and account statements promptly and immediately report any credit card transactions to PSFCU that you don’t recognize. You can also access www.ezcardinfo.com to monitor your activity 24/7;
- Destroy all receipts before discarding them since some of them may have your card number printed on it;
- Guard your card – don’t use it as collateral or give out your card number to someone on the phone, unless you initiated the call for a purchase;
- Check your credit reports regularly to ensure their accuracy. You are entitled to one free credit report annually by accessing www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling 877-322-8228;
- Keep your personal documentation (e.g., birth certificate, Social Security card, etc.) and your Credit Union and credit cards records in a secure place;
- Report lost or stolen cards immediately by contacting PSFCU directly at 1-800-297-2181 or call 1-800-991-4961 for 24/7 service;
- Several other tips are available at www.visa.com.
PSFCU will continually keep its members informed about this situation and will make every attempt with your assistance to limit the impact of this breach. Thank you.Go to main navigation