Target data breach may affect those on Social Security


Comerica, the bank connected to the accounts, responded in an email that states, in part, "We are issuing cards in conjunction with communications with affected cardholders so they are aware of the options for accessing their funds. Comerica is very focused on insuring that cardholders are both protected and have adequate access to their funds."

Comerica also says only a fraction of their Direct Express debit cards were compromised.  Check with customer service if you have questions about the status of your account: 1-888-741-1115.

SEATTLE, Wash. (WEAU) -- The Target customer data breach may be affecting people who collect Social Security.

On Tuesday, KING-TV in Seattle reported that people who used their Social Security U.S. Direct Express card during the Target security breach will likely receive a call from their bank, saying that a new card is on the way. Some accounts may be frozen during the 7-10 days it takes to receive the new card.

Many card holders rely on the Social Security money exclusively. For information on credit monitoring from Target, click on the "related link" on this story.

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