MOUNT VERNON — CES Credit Union is taking measures to protect its members after a national merchant’s database was breached. Some members may be surprised their debit cards are not accepted at stores or held at an ATM.

CES Credit Union CEO Sandy Coffing told the News this morning that “CES data is safe. It was a national merchant level breach and we took a proactive approach to safeguard our membership.”

On its website, CES has placed a notice that states, “Due to a data breach at a National Retail Store, some debit and credit cards have been compromised. CES Credit Union has taken a proactive approach to deactivate those cards and safeguard our members information. CES account information is secure.”
Other banks and credit unions will have received the same alert and taken appropriate steps.

People whose cards are refused should contact CES at 740-397-1136.

She declined to say how many CES members were affected.

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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