Maine Credit Union League, Credit Unions Providing Tips, Assistance To Help Consumers Potentially Impacted By Target Breach

December 24, 2013

Just hours after the news broke from Target regarding a significant data breach, the Maine Credit Union League and Maine's credit unions prepared tips and assistance to help consumers who may be impacted by the breach. "Credit unions are being proactive to protect consumers," stated Rebekah Higgins, AVP of Card Services for the League and Synergent.

Since the breach was first reported, the Maine Credit Union League and Maine's credit unions have been working diligently to identify and monitor potentially fraudulent activity.  "We take any threat to our members very seriously, and are utilizing all of the fraud tools we have mobilized and in place.  Because of this modern technology, we are able to identify and, in many cases, prevent fraud from happening.  At this point, we don't know how many credit union members in Maine are part of the potentially 40 million consumers nationwide that are possibly part of this breach, so we are remaining vigilant in assisting credit union members," stated Higgins.

As with any breach, the League encourages members and consumers to monitor their accounts for suspicious activity and report any unusual or suspicious activity immediately.