Like you, we have read all of the news stories about the data breach at Target recently and learned that it was larger than originally reported. To learn more and to read Target’s latest statement, please visit their update here. We take the security of your cards and personal information very seriously. It is our utmost priority, which is why we are monitoring this news as information develops and are staying in constant contact with both VISA and MasterCard.
Although this was not a breach of Blackhawk’s systems, the unauthorized party may have gained access to your private information tied to your Blackhawk Community Credit Union credit or debit card if you used a debit or credit card at Target between the dates of November 27 – December 15, 2013. The private information may include your name, debit or credit card number, expiration date, and CVV code, which is a 3-digit security code.
If your card was part of this compromise, we will be contacting you directly and ordering you a new card. Your existing card is safe to use in the meantime and will be closed once you activate the new card or on January 17, 2014.
We recommend that you regularly check your statements or online banking for any suspicious activity. If you see anything that appears fraudulent, please contact us immediately. Be assured that you cards are protected and you will not be responsible for fraudulent charges, should they occur.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-779-5555. We’re here to help.