09/20/2017: Equifax Data Breach
Recently, Equifax, announced a major data breach. This breach affects approximately 143 million Americans. According to Equifax: the data breach occurred May – July 2017, and the information stolen includes consumers’ personally identifiable information, including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. Approximately 209,000 credit card numbers and dispute documents with personally identifiable information for approximately 182,000 consumers were also stolen.
Equifax has established a website that provides additional information on the breach, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.
To be clear, Seneca Savings was not compromised and your information was not stolen from our bank. However, Seneca Savings takes the security of our customer information very seriously, and we are providing you with the information we know about this massive breach and the steps you can take to protect your personally identifiable information if you so desire. Following this unprecedented breach, we are also asking our customers to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity in your Seneca Savings accounts to Seneca Savings by calling 315-638-0233.
Seneca Savings strongly encourages our customers to take the actions noted below.
- Review your account statements to spot any suspicious transactions. You can also monitor your account activity online at any time.
- If you spot any suspicious transactions, please contact us immediately at 315-638-0233.
- Seneca Savings offers Free Debit Card Defender by CardValet.
- Conveniently turn your debit card off and on
- Place dollar amount limits, merchant categories and dollar amount limit you set
- Be alerted if your debit card is used, approved or exceeds transaction limits you set
- Be alerted to potential fraud including alerts on attempted, declined transactions
- Get real-time balance for your accounts.
Equifax has established a dedicated toll-free number to answer questions you may have about the Equifax data breach and its effect on your personally identifiable information. You may call them at 866-447-7559.