Melbourne, Florida (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
In response to Home Depot’s announcement concerning a potential card data breach, Space Coast Credit Union is proactively taking actions to safeguard its members’ accounts.
As a precaution, SCCU is identifying which of its members may have been impacted, and monitoring their accounts for fraud. The credit union is prepared to reissue new cards to affected members. Members have been encouraged to monitor their accounts as well, using SCCU’s Online Banking, CALL-24 Telephone Banking, and Mobile Banking with free alerts to notify them of account activity. SCCU Members who see suspicious activity should call the credit union at (800) 447-7228.
Unfortunately, card fraud is a daily occurrence and SCCU has an effective and proven program to prevent and respond to fraud when it occurs. This Home Depot data breach, if confirmed, has the potential to be to be one of the largest events ever. Home Depot, the Federal Government, Law Enforcement, and card issuers such as SCCU are working together to prevent losses and catch the perpetrators.
Home Depot reported to the Associated Press Tuesday that they were investigating "unusual activity" and news of the possible breach was published on ABC News on September 6, 2014.
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Space Coast Credit Union was chartered in 1951 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida. The Credit Union serves over 280,000 members with assets of over $3 billion through a network of 57 branches and over 100 ATMs located throughout Florida and through its web site, SCCU.com. Space Coast Credit Union is open for membership to anyone who lives or works in the fourteen Florida counties it serves. Locations can be found at SCCU.com/locations.