Credit unions in Alabama are reporting fraudulent activity related to compromised cards from breaches and skimming devices.
Fort McClellan Credit Union, an $184 million asset credit union in Anniston, Ala., sent a letter to members indicating that during March, debit card accounts issued by banks and credit unions in Calhoun County, Ala., and nearby communities, were compromised and unauthorized transactions were made on "many" accounts.
Authorities have not determined how the account numbers were obtained, but they said credit union members and bank customers affected had used the cards in a common environment or merchant location. The account information was distributed to criminals who made unauthorized transactions "on a widespread basis."
The credit union is contacting members whose cards were compromised and is arranging to reissue new cards.
Similar incidents were reported in Illinois and California as well.