Credit Breach

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A computer hacking scheme involving Sam's Club has left about 500 members of Alabama Credit Union exposed to fraud.

Credit Union C-E-O Kayce Bell said Visa alerted them on December fifth that hackers stole debit and credit information.

Its unclear whether they targeted any other financial institutions or merchants in West Alabama.

Bell said the credit union is contacting affected members by phone and mail, advising them to make arrangements to block their accounts and have new cards reissued.

Of the credit union's 34-thousand members, about 18-thousand have Visa debit cards and another 74-hundred have Visa credit cards.

Bell said about 150 new cards were issued Friday and another 70
yesterday.

None of the credit union's members have reported fraudulent activity on their accounts.


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