Equifax Security Breach
Equifax, a consumer credit reporting agency, has recently experienced a massive data breach. Initial reports indicate 143 million people could have been affected. It is believed that cybercriminals may have accessed the following information – names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s licenses.
You can use the following link to learn more information about this breach: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com
- Read updates from Equifax’s website
- Be on the lookout for suspicious emails or phone calls, particularly from sources claiming to be from Equifax, banks, creditors or law enforcement
- Monitor your statements more than ever
- Look out for anything odd – a notice for a new credit account you didn’t apply for, a letter/email from a company thanking you for a recent phone call, a notice for a change in address and/or email on file, or bank statements not showing up
- Check your credit reports
- Ensure strong passwords are in place
- Enable alerts from banks and credit cards on any activity you want to be notified about
04/06/16 11:42 AM (ET)
Significant Increase in Debit Card Fraud Activity in Indiana
STAR Bank’s Security Department has been notified of a significant increase in fraudulent debit card activity from compromised card data within the state of Indiana.
03/23/16 10:06 AM (ET)
Business E-mail Compromise Alert from FBI
Business E-mail Compromise, or BEC, is a type of sophisticated financial fraud targeting businesses of all types and sizes. BECs are carried out by compromising legitimate business e-mail accounts through social engineering or computer intrusions to conduct unauthorized transfers of funds.
01/19/16 9:03 AM (ET)
Phishing Scam Targeting STAR Bank Customers
STAR's Security Department has received reports that customers are receiving automated phone calls stating that their STAR debit card has been compromised and asking that they enter their debit card number. These calls are fraudulent and not coming from STAR. Please do not give out your debit card number or other personal information. If you have received one of these calls and have entered your debit card number, please contact STAR Customer Solutions immediately at 1-888-395-2447.