It’s a nightmare at any time to discover that someone’s hacked your banking or credit card information. But somehow it seems worse at the Christmas season. Unfortunately some Target customers got the unpleasant news. They learned their accounts may have been compromised if they shopped at Target between November 25th and December 15th. But it’s not a total disaster.
It can be fixed and Chase and its employees are actually ready to help the bank’s customers immediately.
Many Chase bank branches are open Sunday December 22 to help customers victimized in the Target debit and credit card breach. Chase says some customers’ Liquid Cards and debit accounts were affected.
You’ll find open branches in the Northeast, including New York, Southeast and California, many near or in shopping centers. You can locate the branches that are open at chase.com.
Here’s What You Need To Know
- Chase cards are protected by liability insurance if you report the unauthorized transactions. So this shouldn’t cost you any money.
- Chase does use sophisticated monitoring techniques that help the bank to uncover unauthorized activity, but you should still monitor your accounts closely and report any strange charges.
- If your account is thought to be at risk, you’ll find temporary limits on cash. You won’t be able to get more than $100 until the bank replaces your card.
- But if you need money beyond the limit, visit a branch. You’ll be able to access your money after you present identification.
- You can continue to use your cards.
In a press release Chase says, “We realize this could not have happened at a more inconvenient time with the holiday season upon us. We are taking these precautions to combat fraud and prevent criminals from using Chase cards. Thank you to all of our customers for your patience.”
Chase is also highlighting its employees’ willingness to help. It says, “And here is a big thank you to the Chase employees who are working on Sunday to help our customers! They are showing the real spirit of the holidays.”