Friday, July 31, 2015

Credit Union Employee Unauthorized Activity with Customer IDs

An employee of a California credit union carried out unauthorized activity on members' accounts from April through mid-June of 2015. The credit union notice states "The personal information available for viewing by this person included full name, social security number, driver’s license number and other financial information."

The employee has been terminated and an investigation of possible fraudulent use of members' personal identifying information (PII) is ongoing. The credit union has offered credit monitoring to members.

" a person employed by us from early April to mid-June of this year appears to have engaged in unauthorized activity involving a small number of member accounts."
- Credit union notice sent to members
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