Credit union replacing compromised bank cards after Target security breach

Golden 1 asking customers to monitor accounts

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield-area credit union is replacing the bank cards of shoppers affected by the Target data breach.

The Golden 1 Credit Union announced the move to "ensure the overall safety of our members' accounts."

Impacted credit union members will be notified by mail and e-mail.

According to the Sacramento-based credit union, the compromised data is insufficient to create a risk of identity theft. Despite that, it is encouraging members to monitor their accounts closely and report any unknown or suspicious transactions. Doing so will eliminate any liability for fraudulent activity on accounts.

There is one Golden 1 branch in Kern County.

Target officials say up to 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been compromised at retail stores in the U.S. between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.
 
Online purchases were not affected.
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