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Target Stores - Compromised Card Alert

We are aware of an increase in scams associated with the 2013 Target breach.  Do not respond to any email or unknown caller asking for confidential information.  We will NEVER ask you for your card number or your social security number to confirm transactions on your debit card.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call us at 912-638-1190.

Between November 27 - December 15, 2013 debit and credit cards were compromised in Target stores nationwide.  If you shopped in a Target store during this period and used a St. Simons Bank & Trust debit card please call us and we will assist you with cancelling your old card and ordering a new debit card.  We will also be contacting customers if we determine their card was affected and needs to be cancelled.

In addition, we have learned that Target Red cards may have been compromised. These cards use the customer's checking account information for payment purposes. If you have a Target Red Card that withdraws the purchase amount from your checking account, we recommend you closely monitor your account for unauthorized activity. Contact us immediately if you see unauthorized ACH transactions. To contact Target about your Red Card please call 888-755-5856.

Debit Card Fraud Alert

The security of your account is our top priority at St. Simons Bank & Trust.   We continue to monitor debit card activity for our customers.  Signature-based debit card transactions are currently blocked for the following states:  California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia.  Please know that your debit card will work in a pin-based transaction in all states in the US.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

International ATM and debit card transactions, including Mexico and Canada, remain blocked for your protection as well.  Remember:  It's always a good idea to take more than one form of payment with you when travelling to be prepared for any unexpected needs. If you have any questions please give us a call. Thank you for banking at St. Simons Bank & Trust!           

Important Phone Numbers:

877-457-4030 Toll-Free Customer Service 866-546-8273 Lost or Stolen ATM/Debit Card


Security Awareness

Due to recent increases in computer compromise techniques and other types of fraud, TNB would like to remind customers that we will never contact you by email or phone and request your logon ID, password, account numbers or any other confidential information.  If you receive a suspicious call or email, immediately call us!

If you are a TNB commercial online banking and/or cash management customer we suggest you periodically evaluate these possible risks:

- How often do you change the password and who knows the password?
- Do you require employees to use complex passwords?
- Are your PCs protected from external threats such as virus, spyware, malware, keylogger or other types of compromise?
- Do you educate employees on how to spot phishing attempts and other types of fraudulent emails or scams?
- Are PCs secured after normal business hours?
  
The banking industry has seen significant changes in fraud. Fraudsters have continued to develop and deploy more sophisticated, effective, and malicious methods to compromise authentication mechanisms and gain unauthorized access to customers’ online accounts. Rapidly growing organized criminal groups have become more specialized in financial fraud and have been successful in compromising an increasing array of controls. Various complicated types of attack tools have been developed and automated into downloadable kits. Fraudsters are responsible for losses of hundreds of millions of dollars resulting from online account takeovers and unauthorized funds transfers. We are providing security awareness information for your use and action to help protect your online account and transaction information.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call us at 229-226-3300.

Resources you may find helpful:

www.staysafeonline.org

http://www.sans.org/tip_of_the_day.php

Click here for more information about Identity Theft.

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