Data theft at Target leads Citibank to replace debit cards

  • Article by: NATHANIEL POPPER , New York Times
  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 5:36 AM

 

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erikj3Jan. 15, 1410:51 PM

You're next, Wells Fargo and US Bank.

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DLBabatzJan. 16, 14 2:26 AM

Today, I just got new Wells Fargo cards. I did not request them. There was a statement that they were replacing my cards because my account was identified as potentially higher risk. Of course, I had used it 3 or 4 times a week at Target during the period where this breach occurred. Instead of talking about what they will do. Wells Fargo is doing it.

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supervon2Jan. 16, 14 6:01 AM

I received my US bank card last week with a security note as they reason why they were replacing it. Thanks US Bank. Smart.

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davehougJan. 16, 14 7:27 AM

Time for the more secure European chip and pin type cards.

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anonymous2Jan. 16, 14 7:54 AM

Time to stop outsourcing technology to India and start holding Companies accountable for maintaining proper technology controls! The government needs to take over this whole Target data breach and get to the bottom of it in short order.

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swmnguyJan. 16, 14 8:16 AM

I've received replacement cards in the mail with just a security note, not having known beforehand that there was an issue. This is a lot of cards, but I can't see why every debit card isn't being replaced just as a matter of course. At least with the credit cards the bad guys don't already have your money when you discover the fraud.

Of course, I also had all my tax data stolen from Minnesota Revenue a couple of years ago. Nothing came of it, luckily. That couldn't have been fixed as easily as making a new card and re-setting some PIN's.

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tkarnesonJan. 16, 14 9:21 PM

Funny, when I called Wells Fargo to cancel my card and request a new one (because I had shopped at Target 3 times during this time frame) the customer service agent I got tried to talk me out of it. Telling me that the company wants them to tell customers that they have free fraud protection, blah, blah, blah....I was astounded and insisted they replace my card anyway. Ridiculous!

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