By Linda McGlasson
February 5, 2009
The fraud against 16 credit cards of CU Community Credit Union members
over one weekend last November puzzled the credit union's staff. The
Springfield, MO-based credit union discovered nearly $11,000 in
fraudulent charges against those cards.
At the time, the credit union didn't know what the fraud was related to,
but staffers knew other financial institutions in the area were
experiencing similar fraud, says Jenny Reynolds, vice president of
marketing for the credit union. The credit cards were immediately
blocked, and customers' accounts credited.
It wasn't until the credit union was contacted by its credit card
company about the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach that the
connection was made.
CU Community Credit Union is one of an unknown number of institutions
that have been hit by the Heartland breach that was first made public on
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