Target Security Breach

Tempe, Ariz. -- Dec. 23, 2013 -- In response to Target’s report of a breach in its payment system, TruWest Credit Union is proactively reissuing new cards to those members affected to protect them from fraud and potential identity theft. If you are one of these members, please activate your new card upon receiving it, and immediately destroy your old card.

TruWest will continue to proactively monitor fraudulent activity on members’ accounts, and will work closely with individual members as the need arises.

Protect yourself even further by closely monitoring your account online 24/7 at truwest.org, and double-checking monthly statements to ensure they match your records. If you detect any suspicious activity on your account, notify TruWest immediately at 1 (855) 878-9378.

Members can rest assured with the following information:

  • TruWest members have ZERO liability for any fraudulent charges that may result from this issue.
  • Target has indicated that the information compromised is: name, credit/debit card number, expiration date and CVV (3-digit security code).  No other personal information is stored on debit and credit cards such as member number or social security number.

Target issued the following statement on December 19, 2013, which you can read in full here:

Important Notice: unauthorized access to payment card data in U.S. stores

Dear Guest,

We wanted to make you aware of unauthorized access to Target payment card data. The unauthorized access may impact guests who made credit or debit card purchases in our U.S. stores from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, 2013. Your trust is a top priority for Target, and we deeply regret the inconvenience this may cause. The privacy and protection of our guests’ information is a matter we take very seriously and we have worked swiftly to resolve the incident. More.


This is a developing situation, so please check back for updates as they occur. 

Jeff Peabody, TruWest Credit Union, marketing@truwest.org