Yesterday Home Depot confirmed that the world's largest home improvement retailer’s payment data systems have been breached, which could potentially impact customers using payment cards at its U.S. and Canadian stores. Home Depot states that they are continuing to investigate the scope of the compromise.
This breach could impact any customer that used a debit or credit card at any Home Depot store in the United States or Canada, from April, 2014 forward. At this time, Home Depot has not found any indication the PIN information was stolen as part of the breach.
Phenix-Girard is committed to monitoring our customer’s card activity. Currently, a file for all credit and debit cards that have been used in any Home Depot since April 11 – September 7 is being uploaded to our security monitoring system and we will be monitoring our customer’s card activity for any unusual activity. We have established procedures in place to help ensure that your accounts are safe.
We have not yet been notified by Mastercard if any Phenix-Girard Bank debit card customers have indeed been compromised; this notification usually takes a couple of days. Should we learn from Mastercard that any card information has indeed been compromised we will be sending a letter to affected customers to notify them of the situation. At that time, we will also take appropriate action to cancel and reissue affected debit card(s).
You can help protect yourself against fraudulent activity on your account by inspecting your bank statements and transaction history daily to ensure that transactions posted to your account are legitimate.
If you see suspicious activity on your account, please contact us immediately at 334-298-0691
Please be assured that if we receive notice that any of our customers are impacted by this breach, we will take immediate action to protect our customers and their accounts.