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In our ongoing effort to protect our clients, we at First National Bank of South Miami are issuing an advisory regarding to card breach at Target.

Target has released a press release today confirming the massive compromise of debit, ATM and credit card information. The following excerpt from their release provides information as to what cards may have been compromised and the specific information that was obtained:

“We wanted to make you aware of unauthorized access to Target payment card data. The unauthorized access may impact guests who made credit or debit card purchases in our U.S. stores from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, 2013. Your trust is a top priority for Target, and we deeply regret the inconvenience this may cause. The privacy and protection of our guests’ information is a matter we take very seriously and we have worked swiftly to resolve the incident.

We began investigating the incident as soon as we learned of it. We have determined that the information involved in this incident included customer name, credit or debit card number, and the card’s expiration date and CVV (the three-digit security code).”

If you believe you may have been impacted by this compromise, we recommend you take the following steps:

  1.  Review      your transaction history for any card you used at Target from November      27th, 2013 – December 15th, 2013. If you identify potentially unauthorized      transactions, contact your card issuer immediately and notify them of      these transactions.
  2. Contact      your card issuer and close any cards that were used at Target from      November 27th, 2013 – December 15th, 2013. Although there may not be any      unauthorized transactions at this time, your card date may have been      compromised and could result in future unauthorized transactions.

We at First National Bank of South Miami will be contacting all of our clients who made purchases at Target with a First National Bank of South Miami Debit or ATM card during the aforementioned time frame. We will provide you with the information you need to protect your FNBSM account.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at 305-667-5511.