Idaho credit union cancels cards after Target scam

Idaho credit union cancels cards after Target scam
In this Jan. 18, 2008 file photo, a customer signs his credit card receipt at a Target store in Tallahassee, Fla. Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts customers may have been affected by a data breach that occurred at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27, 2013, and Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The East Idaho Credit Union has canceled hundreds of debit cards after officials said they saw a flood of bogus charges following the Target breach.

Credit union CEO Brad Bauges told Idaho Falls television station KIFI that hundreds of the credit union's 39,000 members were affected.

Target acknowledged Thursday that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen as part of a breach that began over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Bauges said his credit union began searching for fraud after learning of the theft, and so much fraud was discovered that the organization was forced to issue new cards to all customers who shopped at Target between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

He said affected members will receive new cards soon.

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Information from: KIFI-TV