** Target Compromise Alert **

The Farmers State Bank is currently contacting customers who have used their FSB debit cards at Target between Black Friday and Sunday, December 15th to reissue new cards.

If you participate in the Target Red Card program, please watch your account closely for unauthorized ACH transactions and notify us immediately if you see any fraudulent items. Target should be contacting you to cancel your existing Red Card. If you have not yet been contacted please call them at 1.888.755.5856 to terminate your Red Card immediately.

Could this lead to identity theft? How can I protect myself?

Conceivably, yes, though not right away and the odds are longer. Data thieves can resell their plunder on the global black market. It can be recombined with other public and stolen data to piece together parts of your identity to open up credit cards, cellphones and even take out a home loan in your name.

For maximum protection, you can contact one of the three credit reporting agencies and put a security freeze on your credit report. That means no one can access your credit information without your prior written authorization. It can also mean a hold-up for you when trying to apply for a job, mortgage, or if you like to get a discount by opening an in-store credit card. A less drastic approach is a fraud alert, which will let the agencies know to give requests for your credit report information more scrutiny without outright stopping it. That also can lead to some delays.

How can I contact the credit reporting agencies?

There are three of them. Contact Equifax.com or (800) 525-6285, experian.com or (888) 397-3742, and transunion.com or (800) 680-7289.

How can I get a free copy of my credit report?

You can get one free copy from each of the credit reporting agencies once a year at annualcreditreport.com. Some folks like to request their report from just one agency every four months, cycling through the agencies to stretch out the monitoring.

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Report a Lost or Stolen Debit Card

Please call 1-866-546-8273 during non-business hours to cancel your card.  

During business hours, please contact the Brookston office at 765-563-3135 to report your lost or stolen card.





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