Child support payments stolen after Target breach

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A handful of people had Wisconsin child support payments stolen after Target's data breach last year.

That's according to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

In a statement Wednesday, department spokesman Joe Scialfa says they were informed Dec. 23 that nearly 4,000 people who had debit accounts connected with their child support payments were affected, but only a "handful" of confirmed cases contained fraud.

EPPIC is the company that manages the debit MasterCards for the state.

Scialfa says EPPIC worked with those affected "to make them whole as quickly as possible." The company contacted cardholders by letter and phone to let them know new cards were issued Jan. 9.

Target disclosed the data breach compromised 40 million credit and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

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