Publicly Announced Card Breaches

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With so many merchant data breaches in the news, we want you to know that Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union is ready to help if your personal or financial data is ever compromised. We take service to our members seriously and will do everything we can to ensure that action is taken – quickly – to help you avoid becoming a victim of identity or account theft.

Your credit union is subject to strong data security standards established by Congress and federal regulators. While data breaches can happen anywhere, we are ready with a plan designed to ensure the safety and confidentiality of your sensitive data.

Unfortunately, merchants and retailers aren’t subject to these federal requirements. Many of them follow their own data security standards, but the recent rash of data breaches shows that much more needs to be done. When it comes to protecting your personal information, every measure counts.

When your debit or credit card data is breached at retailer, the cost of card replacement or account reimbursement to you is typically paid not by the merchant where the breach occurred, but by your credit union.

While we can’t control what happens at merchants and retailers, we want you to know that Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union will do everything we can to assist you and your family if a breach does occur when you use your debit or credit card. You can always feel free to reach our member service department at 281-487-9333.

As we become aware of publicly announced credit and debit card breaches that affect our member and their card, we will post them here with the latest at the top of the list.

CCC Restaurants dba Popeyes – http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ccc-restaurant-enterprises-llc-notice-200300386.html

Cici’s Pizza – https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/07/cicis-pizza-card-breach-at-130-locations/#more-35555

OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS – www.omnihotels.com/notice

HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO LAS VEGAS – https://www.hardrockhotel.com/statement

WENDY’S – www.wendys.com/en-us/about-wendys/the-wendys-company-updates

NOODLES & COMPANY – www.noodles.com/security

CICI’S – www.cicis.com/payment-card-incident

SALLY’S BEAUTY HOLDINGS – http://www.sallybeautyholdings.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2015/05-14-2015-014508648

HEI HOTELS – www.heihotels.com/notice

HYATT – http://www.newsroom.hyatt.com/news-releases?item=123450

EDDIE BAUER LLC – http://cardnotification.kroll.com

 

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