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Alliant Monitoring Target’s Payment Card Data Breach

December 19, 2013 | Alliant Credit Union

Alliant Credit Union is closely monitoring the recently reported Target stores payment card data breach. Target 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. Approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted between November 27 and December 15, 2013.

While Target conducts an investigation of the incident, Alliant Visa credit and debit cardholders are protected against fraudulent purchases with Visa’s zero liability fraud protection. In addition, Alliant has implemented special fraud prevention strategies in response to the Target stores payment card breach.

However, if you used your Alliant credit or debit card at any Target stores between November 27 and December 15, 2013, we also encourage you to take precautionary measures such as checking your accounts for unauthorized transactions. Additional security measures you may also want to consider for your Alliant debit card are changing your Alliant debit card's Personal Identification Number (PIN) and/or setting up automated notifications anytime your Alliant debit card is used. Both services are available to you free-of-charge through Alliant Online Banking. If you believe your Alliant credit or debit card was used without your authorization, you should contact us immediately at 800-328-1935 (24/7) and we will assist you, including reissuing a replacement Alliant Visa credit card or debit card.

Additional information regarding this matter is available at https://corporate.target.com/ and consumer security tips are available at http://www.visasecuritysense.com.

Alliant will continue to closely monitor this situation and provide updates to our members on our website and through direct communications. Alliant Credit Union members can contact Alliant with questions or concerns regarding their accounts 24/7 at 800-328-1935.

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