Target IncidentTarget Corporation has announced that there has been an incident involving unauthorized access to Target payment card data. National news agencies have reported that the data breach may have affected about 40 million of Target's customers at stores nationwide.
Target officials stated the unauthorized access may have affected customers who used debit cards, credit cards, or Target REDcards in U.S. stores between November 27th and December 15th; online shopping activity was not included. The incident extends to nearly all Target locations across the U.S.What does this mean to you?
If you used a debit card, credit card, or REDcard at a Target store since November 27th, it is very important that you review your account immediately
to identify any suspicious activity.
If you used your Tyndall debit or credit card during this time period, you can review your account activity by logging into Online Banking
. Or, use our Mobile Banking app to check your account from just about anywhere. By using GENIE24, you can also review previous transactions on any telephone; call 850-747-4200 (888-896-3255, toll-free).What is Tyndall Doing to Protect You?
What Can You Do to Protect Yourself?
- Tyndall has sophisticated security measures in place to detect fraudulent activity and to protect our members’ accounts from misuse. As a result of this announcement by Target, we have increased the monitoring of card activity specific to this event.
- Should we see suspicious activity on any particular account, we will try to contact you and will take immediate action.
- Check your account immediately, and continue to monitor it for suspicious activity. Should you see any fraudulent transactions, contact Tyndall right away. Call us at 850-747-4300 (888-896-3255, toll-free).
If you see unusual activity on your Target REDcard, Tyndall recommends that you contact Target directly.
- Update your current contact information with Tyndall, including your cell phone number(s), your address, and your email address. If we are unable to reach you, your card may be blocked to avoid loss.
To update your contact information:
- Log into Online Banking to update your current contact information. Simply click on the My Settings tab in the top right corner of the screen and select Update personal information. From there, select the Change phone numbers link at the top, under User Options and enter up to two phone numbers.
- Send us a secure email through Online Banking. Click on the Support tab in the top right corner of the screen and select the Secure Support link. Then, select Click here to send a secure email message.
- Contact our Call Center at 850-747-4300 (888-896-3255, toll-free).
- Visit a local branch and speak with a Financial Sales Representative.
- Carry both your Tyndall debit and credit card so you have an alternative form of payment, should the need arise. This becomes especially important if you are traveling over the holidays.
- Monitor your account activity regularly and report any suspicious activity immediately. Unfortunately, fraud is big business, so it is important to monitor your accounts at any financial institution on a regular basis.
You can find more information regarding the Target data breach on their web site at target.com
Should you have questions regarding your Tyndall account, contact us 850-747-4300 (888-896-3255, toll-free).