Home Savings said Wednesday that it deactivated debit cards that potentially were compromised by fraud resulting from the holiday season’s Target stores data breach.
The bank said it had experienced a “high volume” of fraud over the past few days and decided to send out new cards and PIN numbers to customers who were at risk.
The move came as a surprise to some customers, who did not know why their cards did not work Wednesday, but a Home Savings representative said the bank notified affected customers when the accounts were deactivated.
There was a notice posted on the home page of the Home Savings website Wednesday afternoon that said new cards had been mailed and should be delivered by the end of the week.
A call center was open until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Customers needing immediate assistance were instructed to call 330-781-6519.